Advisory: Contains Adult Language and Situations
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Ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington has had enough. His landlord won’t leave him alone, his wife re-cently passed away, and the liquor store can’t keep up with his thirst. Pops’ last living relative, his son Junior, has recently moved back to Pops’ house with his girlfriend, Lulu, and his newly-sober buddy, Oswaldo. With his heels dug into the floor of his rent-controlled Riverside Drive apartment, Pops holds onto old wounds — physical and emotional – while he sweats out the impending verdict on his lawsuit against the NYPD. Pressure reaches a boiling point when an ultimatum comes from an unlikely source, pinning Pops squarely “Between Riverside and Crazy.” Between Riverside and Crazy, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for Best Drama, is passionate, contemporary, and bracingly funny. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE FOR AGES 17+.
“A warm, rich dialect that comes right off the city streets. Everyone’s bound to be captivated by Guirgis’s loudmouthed locals.”
“A rich new play… Mr. Guirgis has a splendid ear in blurring lines between the sacred and profane and it is a dizzying and exciting place to be.”
– The New York Times
“Riverside explores, with both street-smart, sometimes-profane wit and disarming tenderness, the different ways in which we cling to, reject and exploit faith. Never one to settle for simple answers or snarky observations, Guirgis portrays his characters, and their twisting journeys, with humor and compassion.”
– USA Today
“A wonderful, generous, altogether unpredictable urban tragicomedy.”
“Quite possibly Guirgis’ most accomplished work to date.”
– Entertainment Weekly
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