Jason Alexander, Gina Hecht, Ron Orbach et al. Set for El Portal's Prisoner of Second Avenue
Simon's play revolves around the escalating problems of a middle-aged couple living on Second Avenue on the Upper East Side. Mel Edison (Alexander), has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age. This happens during an intense summer heat wave and a prolonged garbage strike, which just exacerbates Edison's plight to no end as he and his wife Edna (Hecht) deal with noisy neighbors, loud sounds emanating from Manhattan streets, a robbery of their apartment in broad daylight, and more.
The creative team for the show will include Stephen Gifford (scenic design), Jared Sayeg (lighting design), Kate Bergh (costume design), and Philip G. Allen (sound design).