Crossroads Theatre to present ‘The Prisoner on Second Avenue’

REED CITY — With another month or more of wintry weather, the public is invited to warm up with a play which brings the audience to Manhattan during an intense heatwave.

The Crossroads Theatre Guild is presenting “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” a Neil Simon comedy play, which premiered on Broadway 1971-73.

The story centers around escalating issues of a middle-aged Mel Edison and his wife, who live on Second Avenue in Manhattan. Edison lost his job after many years of employment, and has to cope with being unemployed during an economic recession. A summer heatwave and ongoing garbage strike add to the misery.

Lisa Martek is directing the play. The showings will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 24 and March 3, at Crossroads Theatre Guild, 249 W. Upton Ave.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

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