Between Riverside and Crazy

Pulitzer Prize Winner


November 21 - December 16, 2018

The best play in the world is not going to make peace. But it’s going to create a community to perform it, and it’s going to be performed for a community, and when those communities are spicy, when there’s different ingredients in the pot, that to me is the most beautiful thing.
— Stephen Adly Guirgis | Playwright


Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Between Riverside and Crazy’ featuring renowned actor L. Peter Callender, Artistic Director of San Francisco’s African- American Shakespeare Company.  This explosively gritty comedy, seemingly pulled directly from today’s headlines, boldly examines the effects of social injustice.

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ gritty comedic drama boldly examines, with worldly wit, the effects of social injustice.  Ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his newly paroled son Junior have spent a lifetime living between Riverside and crazy. But now, the NYPD is demanding his signature to close an outstanding lawsuit, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed—and the church won’t leave him alone. When his struggle to keep one of New York City’s last great rent-stabilized apartments collides with old wounds, sketchy houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems that forgiveness is the only path to redemption.