Prisoner of Second Avenue
"Brilliantly played, Belnick and Lewis bounce off each other without missing a beat!" - SOCAL
"Mark Belnick and Kimberly Lewis are terrific. They have a great “couple chemistry” that won’t let you look away." - LA SPLASH
"Belnick portrays Mel with all the hair-trigger anger of Jerry Stiller’s Frank Costanza ("Seinfeld") and Lewis is admirable as Edna" - CULTURE VULTURE
"Belnick is a remarkable actor, elic-iting compassion and empathy from his audience." TOLUCAN TIMES
Saturday March 12th @8pm
Sunday March 13th @ 3pm
Friday March 18th @8pm
Sat, Mar 19 – Sun, May 29
Friday and Saturday @8pm
Sundays @ 3pm
April 23rd and 24th OR May 7th and May 8th
General Admission: $30
Seniors and Students use promo code 005 to get $10 off your ticket. **Must show ID at the box office**
Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Grove Theatre Center - Burbank
1111-B West Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91506
Ample Street Parking
Special Theatre Info
LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF George Izay Park - across from the baseball field. Parking located off 1100 W Clark Ave - Wheelchair accessible
The theatre has concessions.
A Neil Simon from the Critically Acclaimed Team that brought you "ALL MY SONS" last summer!
LA WEEKLY says, "GO!"
“Director Kiff Scholl, with his capable cast, delivers palpable pathos… there's always physical and emotional balance on the stage.” - BACKSTAGE
“WOW! This revival is well worth seeing…Expect to be moved profoundly” - STAGESCENE LA
Neil Simon, one of the most popular of twentieth-century American dramatists, is known for his comedies that often examine the tensions that can arise among family members or between men and women living in New York. In his play, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, which ran on Broadway for 788 performances beginning in 1973, Simon’s comedy turns darker as he explores the devastating effect that city life can have on a middle-aged couple. In early 1970s, when the play takes place, New York City was beset by financial problems, high crime, and strikes that made daily life often inconvenient and sometimes dangerous. The play chronicles Mel and Edna’s struggle to survive city life, coupled with noisy neighbors, faulty plumbing, and the loss of employment, and to maintain a measure of dignity in the process.