The Community Arts Center of Cambria County will be continuing its Log Art Theatre division of performing arts with its August production of The Prisoner of Second Avenue. The Prisoner of Second Avenue is a charming comedy that engulfs the audience into the lives of husband and wife, Mel and Edna Edison, written by critically acclaimed Neil Simon. This production will be featured outdoors on the Center’s property to encourage social distancing and proper ventilation. As a creative spin, the production will be done in the style of a “LIVE RADIO SHOW,” marrying the simplicity and distance of the radio sketches with a live performance. The actors’ blocking will cater to the old-fashioned microphones strategically placed throughout the set. There will be minimal props, set, and costumes, and it will feature live sound effects by Jason Bolinger. The production will feature a cast of six, including Lisa Downey, Dr. Christina Fosbrink, Trisha Schutte, Sara Fenimore, Dr. Paul D. Newman, and Michael O’Connor, under the direction of Angela R. Godin. The performances will be in a black box theatre performance style on the Community Arts Center’s new outdoor Amphitheater, located at 1217 Menoher Blvd.
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...
Tickets are available for purchase for this fun and hysterically entertaining evening at $11.00 for Community Arts Center Members, $16.00 for Non-Members, and $25 per person for Opening Night Party tickets. Opening Night Party tickets include your tickets to the opening show and the after party with appetizers and adult beverages. The Opening Night Party will be outdoors on the Community Arts Center’s aesthetic property. For more information, and to purchase tickets, call the Community Arts Center of Cambria County at 814-255-6515 or visit the Community Arts Center’s website (www.caccc.org). Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Community Arts Center of Cambria County.