On Stage: Sun City Community Theatre presents 'The Prisoner of Second Avenue'

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 15, 2014 

Director: Anrose Perlstein

Lead actors: Eileen Waite and Roscoe Sandlin

The plot: In true Neil Simon fashion, the playwright takes life's little annoyances and finds humor in them. Edna (Eileen Waite) and Mel (Roscoe Sandlin) live in a New York City apartment, and we watch them suffer through a garbage strike, noisy neighbors, robbery in their apartment, job loss, and an intense heat wave. Their way of coping with these tribulations run the gamut from humor, pondering surrender, depression, and finally drawing battle lines for rebellion.

The story behind the show: This play was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 1972.

Director's take: Sun City Community Theatre producer Ellen Altman -- along with six seasoned actors -- make this play humorous, warm and fast-paced.

Run dates: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18; and 2 p.m. Jan. 19

Ticket prices: $18

Contact for tickets: Louise Leonhardt at 843-645-2700, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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