For Immediate Release
Date: February 21, 2006
BLOOMSBURG— Actor Hector Elizondo will perform in L.A Theatre Works’ production of Neil Simon’s “Prisoner of Second Avenue” as a part of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s 2005-06 Celebrity Artist Series. The performance will take place Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.
Elizondo is well known for his work in films such as “The Princess Diaries,” “Pretty Woman” and “Runaway Bride.” He won an Emmy for his work on CBS’s “Chicago Hope” and an Obie award for his off-Broadway performance in “Steambath.” He performed in the Broadway production of “Prisoner of Second Avenue” in the early-1970s.
His co-star in “Prisoner of Second Avenue” at BU, Elizabeth Ward Land, is an original Broadway cast member of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” She has performed in the national touring companies of “Les Miserables” and “Singin’ in the Rain” and has been featured on the television series “All My Children” and “Crumbs.” She also appeared in L.A. Theatre Works’ “Adam’s Rib” and “American Appetites.”
“The Prisoner of Second Avenue” tells the story of Mel and Edna Edison, a married couple struggling to survive in New York City after the husband loses his job. The local performance of “Prisoner” will be presented in an enhanced radio theater format with the fundamental elements of a production – microphones, scripts and the sound effects artists – in clear view of the audience, along with basic costuming, lighting and set.
L.A. Theatre Works Radio Theatre has been producing audio plays for more than 20 years. Tickets for the BU performance can be purchased for $25.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.