Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy

June 6, 2018

[slideshow_deploy id=’8472′]Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ dark urban comedy explores, with both street-smart wit and disarming tenderness,the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to move on. In an effort to hang on to one of Manhattan’s last great rent-stabilized apartments, ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington does battle with a dazzling array of outlandish characters, each one a celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature.

RUN TIME: Approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission.


Tyrees Allen* … Walter “Pops” Washington
Octavia Chavez-Richmond … Lulu
Maureen Keiller* … Detective O’Connor
Celeste Oliva* … Church Lady
Alejandro Simoes … Oswaldo
Stewart Evan Smith … Junior
Lewis D. Wheeler* … Lieutenant Caro

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STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company and The Actor’s Studio. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. His most recent play, Between Riverside and Crazy, premiered at Atlantic Theater Company, moved to Second Stage Theatre, and garnered numerous awards including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His Broadway debut, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, received six Tony Award nominations including Best Play.

Other plays include five directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and World Premiered by LAByrinth Theater company: In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (CSNY), Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (CSNY, CSC, Edinburgh, Riker’s Island, Donmar Warehouse and The Arts Theater in London’s West End), Our Lady of 121 Street (CSNY & Union Square Theater), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Public Theater), The Little Flower of East Orange (Public Theater), as well as Den Of Thieves (HERE Arts Center), and Dominica: The Fat Ugly Ho(Ensemble Studio Theater). For television, he recently co-created, wrote and executive produced Netflix’s “The Get Down” with Baz Luhrmann.

As an actor, he has appeared in theater, film and television, including roles in Alejandro Inarritu’s Oscar winning “Birdman,” Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret,” Todd Solondz’s “Palindromes,” Brett C. Leonard’s “Jailbait” opposite Michael Pitt, and Adam McKay’s upcoming “Backseat.” He recently returned to the stage as an actor starring opposite Treat Williams & Oliver Palmer in David Mamet’s American Buffalo (Dorset Theater Festival).

Other awards include: the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Award, PEN/Laura Pels Award, Whiting Award, TCG fellowship, Fringe First Award, NY Drama Critics Circle, L.A. Drama Critics Prize, and a Lucy Lortel Award.

Production Team

Set Design: Erik D. Diaz
Costume Design:
A.W. Nadine Grant
Lighting Design:
Daisy Long
Sound Design:
Nathan Leigh
Props Design: Jenn Butler

Dawn Schall Saglio*, Production Stage Manager
Cassie Cushing, Assistant Stage Manager

Special Events

Sundays: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 following 3:00 pm performances

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More Special Events To Be Announced!

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