The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm, which has suddenly hit the skids, and he gets the ax. His wife Edna takes a job to tide them over, then she too is sacked. Compounded by the air-pollution killing his plants, and with the walls of the apartment being paper-thin, allowing him a constant earfull of his neighbors private lives, things can’t seem to get any worse…Then he’s robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do-he has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best thing that ever happened to him..


Mel Edison – Peter Moody

Edna Edison – Pat Davis

Harry Edison – Roger T. Fischer

Pearl – Jean Deltgen

Jessie – Pat Forkner

Pauline – Lorraine Selinski

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Ellen Luebke

Costume Design: Judie Jameson

Light Design: David Krueger

Master Electrician: Donna Bartash

Sound Design: Richard Pool

Properties: Betty Segor

Make-Up Design: Mary Braun, Sandy Kevin

Master Carpenter: Ed Lutze

Paint Master: Pal Scahill

Cover Art: Roger Lahm