The Prisoner of Second Avenue

By Neil Simon

Mel, a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm that has suddenly hit the skids gets the ax. His wife 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 earful of his neighbors’ private lives, things can’t seem to get any worse. When his psychiatrist dies. Mel has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best thing that ever happened to him...