The Prisoner Of Second Avenue


Hilarious Neil Simon Production Comes to the Norfolk Stage

Norfolk: Heat waves. Garbage strikes. Noisy neighbors. Burglars. What more can a man take? Mel Edison can’t take much more as a newly and miserably unemployed man in Neil Simon’s temper-tantrum comedy, The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Mel and his doting wife Edna jump feet first into a hilarious downward spiral as nothing goes their way.

A funny play that is as relevant today as it was when Neil Simon penned it; The Prisoner of Second Avenue is full of situations to which we can all relate.  Treading the boards for this production will be Dakota Vlotho as Mel, Laura Marks as Edna, Tyrone Muhs as Harry, Tarrah Oliverius as Jessie, Aline Skogstoe as Pauline, Mickayla Reicken as Pearl.

Proceeds from this and all productions this season will help benefit the Grand Theater Foundation, a part of the Norfolk Community Theatre which is working to restore the Grand Theatre (former Cinema 3) to the glory of years past.  The theater will have two performance spaces, and will be available for public and private events.  For more information, check out the building campaign page on the Norfolk Community Theatre website.

The curtains will open for “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” February 27-28, March 1 and March 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast Community College campus.  There will be an additional “Senior Sunday” matinee performance March 2 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.  On the Sunday, seniors will receive a discounted rate of $12.  The show is free to all Northeast students and staff with valid I.D.  Reserve your seat today for this exciting production by calling (402)844-7360 or online at