Monroe Youth Theatre, an after-school drama program offered through the Monroe County Community Education Program, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a Neil Simon comedy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue.”
In the comedy, which opens Friday night, Simon explores the effect life in a big city such as New York can have on a middle-aged couple during the early 1970s — a time when New York was experiencing financial problems, high crime and strikes. The play chronicles Mel and Edna’s ability to survive city life.
“He wrote this play in 1971, but all the topics, the themes he’s discussing — unemployment, political unrest, even talk radio is exactly the same now as it was in 1971,” said Peggy Holbrook, director of the play. “So, we felt it was relevant to today’s audiences, as well as being very, very funny.”
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