Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy

March 4 - April 2, 2018
Alder Stage

By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Adriana Baer

Retired cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington slings back whiskey while his newly paroled son and friends wander in and out of his longtime apartment on Riverside Drive. The dog is a nuisance, the landlord wants him gone, and the NYPD is demanding a settlement on an outstanding lawsuit.

After an enlightening encounter, Pops decides to take things in his own hands with a final ultimatum, while everyone else hustles to get what they think they deserve.

“Somewhere south of cozy and north of dangerous, west of sitcom and due east of tragedy.”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play

Alder Stage

1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205


“Kevin Jones, who has one of the best voices in Portland, navigates the playwright’s hairpin turns with grace and power.”

Ben Waterhouse, The Oregonian

“…a deceptively complex and artfully constructed play, delivered here with terrific verve and attention to detail.”

Marty Hughley, Oregon ArtsWatch

“…a fascinating look at the complexity of being human and the even greater complexity of forming relationships with other complex humans.”

Krista Garver, Broadway World

“I recommend this production, especially for the powerful performances.”

Dennis Sparks, Dennis Sparks Reviews

“If you’ve ever wondered why I go to the theatre, it is because I hope to see a show exactly like this.”

Kris Haines, The Crippled Critic

“Adriana Baer directs the play with surgical precision, showing every performer to his or her best advantage.”

Judy Nedry, Judy Nedry Reviews


Bobby Bermea
Val Landrum
Detective Audrey O'Connor
Ben Newman
Lieutenant Caro
Ayanna Berkshire
Church Lady


Production Team

Kristeen Willis
Scenic Designer
Alison Heryer
Costume Designer
Carl Faber
Lighting Designer
Sharath Patel
Sound Designer
Luan Schooler
Amanda K Cole
Intimacy Choreographer
D Westerholm
Stage Manager
Sarah Andrews
Props Master
Megan Moll
Production Assistant
Amanda Kishlock
Production Assistant 2
Jason Coffey
Board Op



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