Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy celebrates its opening night on July 31 at the Linda Gross Theater. The world premiere production from Atlantic Theater Company will run through August 16. Austin Pendleton directs a cast that includes Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson.
The play 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.
The cast of Between Riverside and Crazy also features Victor Almanzar, Rosal Colón, Liza Colon-Zayas, Michael Rispoli and Ray Anthony Thomas.