The Prince of West End Avenue

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The Prince of West End Avenue is a play by Alan Isler.

The original text

Set in the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan, where the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy production of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Published in 1996 by Vintage

Translations and adaptations

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 News 10/01/1999