Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy will extend its off-Broadway run at the Linda Gross Theater. The world premiere production from Atlantic Theater Company will now play through August 23; it had previously been set to shutter on August 16.
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.
Austin Pendleton directs a cast that includes Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar, Rosal Colón, Liza Colon-Zayas, Michael Rispoli and Ray Anthony Thomas.