Between Riverside and Crazy
March 4 - April 2, 2018
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
“Kevin Jones, who has one of the best voices in Portland, navigates the playwright’s hairpin turns with grace and power.”
“…a deceptively complex and artfully constructed play, delivered here with terrific verve and attention to detail.”
“…a fascinating look at the complexity of being human and the even greater complexity of forming relationships with other complex humans.”
“I recommend this production, especially for the powerful performances.”
“If you’ve ever wondered why I go to the theatre, it is because I hope to see a show exactly like this.”
“Adriana Baer directs the play with surgical precision, showing every performer to his or her best advantage.”