Theater presenting Neil Simon dramedy

LA HABRA - The La Habra Depot Theatre continues their '08-09 season with Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue," playing Jan. 16 - Feb. 8."I'm unraveling…I'm losing touch!" exclaims 47-year-old Mel Edison at the start of the dark comedy. Amid the chaotic hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps, Edison finds himself increasingly disillusioned with the uncertain status of his job, the continual annoyances of an apartment with faulty amenities and a society decaying in stability and values. The La Habra Depot transforms their stage to New York's Upper Eastside for this Tony Award nominated production. "I was drawn to the complexity of the serious subject matter told in a very comedic and entertaining way," said director Phillip Brickey. "Prisoner of Second Avenue" opened on Broadway in November 1971 and ran for nearly two years. The dramedy was nominated for Best Play in 1972. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 students, children and seniors. Reservations are available by calling (562) 905-9625 or online at ********** Published: January 2, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 37

Eric Pierce