Neil Simon takes a good look at apartment life, career and role reversals, a nervous breakdown, and the love, torture, care, or inertia that somehow keeps a couple in a relationship for many years. At points, it’s laugh-out-loud funny; at other times, it offers sensitive insight into the human condition. Fast-moving dialog with nonstop Simon quips and jokes performed by two fine actors: who could ask for more?
A full cast performance featuring:
Annie Abbott as Pearl
Lorin Dreyfuss as Henry Edison/Male Voices
Richard Dreyfuss as Mel Edison
Betty Garrett as Jesse
Sharon Madden as Pauline/Female Voices
Marsha Mason as Edna Edison
Warren Olney as Roger Keating
Scott Schwartz as Stan Jennings
Directed by Scott Schwartz. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in January of 2000.