NORWAY – Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association’s first play of its 25h year will be “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” a comic drama by Neil Simon.

Auditions have been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Rowe School Library on Main Street. (Please use back entrance and follow signs.)

Performance dates are March 26 to April 5.

The play revolves around the escalating problems of Mel and Edna Edison. Mel has lost his job after many years and is coping with unemployment at middle age. Action occurs during a summer heat wave and prolonged garbage strike. The Edisons have to deal with noisy neighbors, Manhattan noise and even a break-in at their house during daylight hours.

Mel suffers a nervous breakdown, and his brother and sisters try through loving care to bring him back to reality. The script walks a fine line between comedy and drama.

There are opportunities for two men and four women as well as several off-stage voices. Actors should be able to play ages 30 to 55 and will read from the script at auditions.

Perusal copies of the script are available at the Paris and Norway public libraries.

For more information, contact director Tom Littlefield at 890-7518 or producers Jeff Orwig at 890-8592 or Kenn Sawyer at 743-8289.


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