The Prince of West End Avenue
The Prince of West End Avenue is a one-man play, based on the novel by Alan Isler.
The original text
The Prince of West End Avenue was originally written as a novel by Alan Isler and published in 1994 by Bridge Works Publishers. Set in the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan, where the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Translations and adaptations
The novel was adapted as a one-man performance piece by **
Performance history in South Africa
1999: Visiting British actor Kerry Shale performed it as a one man show at the Spier Summer Festival in Stellenbosch, playing more than 14 characters.
Christene Skinner. Spier Summer Festival calendar Artslink.co.za News 10/01/1999