Berkshire Festival Extends Prisoner of Second Avenue

News   Berkshire Festival Extends Prisoner of Second Avenue The Berkshire Theatre Festival production of Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, starring Stephen DeRosa and Veanne Cox, has added an additional performance on Aug. 9.

After receiving positive reviews, notably from the New York Times, BTF is giving audiences one additional chance to catch the comedy on Aug. 9. The production began performances July 21 and was to close Aug. 8.

Warner Snook directs a cast including DeRosa (Hairspray, Walmartopia) as Mel Edison, with Tony nominee Cox (Caroline, or Change) as Edna Edison, Denny Dillon (My One And Only) as Jessie, as well as Jeanne Paulsen (The Kentucky Cycle) as Pauline, Alice Playten (Henry, Sweet Henry) as Pearl and Julian Gamble as Henry Edison.

The Prisoner of Second Avenue, according to press notes, "tells the story of Mel and Edna Edison, a middle-aged couple living in New York, who find their luck is quickly deteriorating during a terrible heat wave and a garbage strike. When Mel cracks under the pressure, his family intervenes in an attempt to nurse him back to his old self, with predictably unpredictable results."

The BTF production has designs by Scott Bradley (scenic design), Laurie Churba (costume design), Mary Louise Geiger (lighting design) and Scott Killian (sound design).

For tickets call the BTF box office at (413) 298-5576 or visit BerkshireTheatreFestival.