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“The Prisoner of Second Avenue”
"The Prisoner of Second Avenue"

Date(s) -Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue

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Bema Productions is delighted to present Neil Simon’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” starring Cam Culham and Christine Upright with Angela Henry, Lynda Raino, Katya Delancey and Michael Rodgers; directed by Zelda Dean. All performances take place at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2J3. 7 Performances only:
Saturday evening 7:30 pm January, 13, 20 and 27
Sunday afternoon 2:30 pm January 7, 14, 21 and 28

Tickets are $20 each available from Ticket Rocket www.ticketrocket.co or at the door. Tickets to this Bema play make excellent Chanukah/Christmas gifts.

Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm which has suddenly hit the skids and he gets the ax. His wife Edna takes a job to tide them over; then she too is sacked. Compounded by the air pollution killing his plants and with the walls of the apartment paper-thin, allowing him a constant earful of his neighbors private lives, things can’t seem to get any worse…then he’s robbed and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do – he has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best thing that ever happened to him.

“A gift for taking a grave subject and, without losing sight of its basic seriousness, treating it with hearty but sympathetic humor…A talent for writing a wonderful funny line…full of humor and intelligence.”
– New York Post

“Creates an atmosphere of casual cataclysm, an everyday urban purgatory of copelessness from which laughter seems to be released like vapor from the city’s manholes”.
– Time


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