Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, who can currently be seen in A Raisin in the Sun, is among the cast of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the play will receive its world premiere as part of the Atlantic Theater Company’s 2013-14 season. The off-Broadway production will begin performances on July 10 at the Linda Gross Theater and run through August 16. Opening night is set for July 31.
Joining Henderson in the cast is Victor Almanzar, who will make his off-Broadway debut in the show, A Free Man of Color and The Motherf***er with the Hat’s Rosal Colón, Liza Colon-Zayas, whose stage credits include the original and off-Broadway productions of Water by the Spoonful, Michael Rispoli of the A&E series Those Who Kill and Ray Anthony Thomas, who received an Obie award for Volunteer Man and recently appeared in The Most Deserving.
Between Riverside and Crazy tells the story of Walter “Pops” Washington, an ex-cop and recent widower, who, with his recently paroled son Junior, struggle to hold on to one of the last rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive. The Old Days seem to be dead and gone for the two as old wounds are opened, sketchy new houseguests turn up and a final ultimatum is delivered.
Between Riverside and Crazy will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costumes by Alexis Forte, lighting design by Keith Parham and original music and sound design by Ryan Rumery.