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Friday 20 September 2019

Lots of laughs in 'Prisoner'

WEXFORD people can shake off the January blues with a good laugh when Cornmarket Productions present ' The Prisoner of Second Avenue' by Neil Simon next week.

The play, directed by Jacqui Whelan, will be staged in the Dun Mhuire Theatre, which will be transformed into a little New York - from Tuesday, January 25 until Saturday, January 29 at 8 p.m. nightly.

This must-see comedy revolves around the escalating problems of a middle-aged couple living on Second Avenue on the Upper West Side of New York City.

Mel Edison the main character, (played by John Crosbie) has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age.

The action occurs 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 (played by Susan Anderson) deal with noisy neighbours, loud sounds emanating from Manhattan streets up to their apartment and even a robbery in broad daylight.

Tickets are €12 (€10 concession) and are available from the Dun Mhuire box office on 053-9123061, open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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