Between Riverside and Crazy

Nothing is as it seems in the house of Black and Blue
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Pulitzer Prize Winner
Aug 18, 2022 to Sep 11, 2022

Ex-NYPD cop and recent widower Walter "Pops" Washington is under a lot of pressure. He is stubbornly pursuing a lawsuit over an officer-involved shooting. Barely holding on to the rent-controlled apartment he shares with his newly paroled son and motley surrogate family, he is ready to accept neither payout nor surrender. But as tensions come to a head in a swirl of demands from family and friends, a final ultimatum from former colleagues causes “Pops” to draw the line and make some demands of his own.

“Dizzying…both utterly believable and not to be believed for a second.” - The New York Times

Performance Schedule: 

Between Riverside and Crazy runs
8/18/22 through 9/11/22
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00
ASL Interpretation Thursday, Sep 1
NOTE:  contains strong language and adult situations
Find the digital playbill HERE.


Pops - Tyrees Allen*
Detective O'Connor - Merri Brewer**
Junior - Irwin E. Daye**
Church Lady - Vanessa DeSilvio*
Lieutenant Caro - Jim Jorgensen*
Oswaldo - Tomas Moquete
Lulu - Hannah Valdovinos**

* Member, Actors Equity Association     ** Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director/Sound Design - Ruben Carrazana
Production Stage Manager - Kaitlin Hatton*
Scenic Design - Bob Lavallee
Lighting Design - Aaron Johansen
Costume Design - Whitney Coulter
Sound Engineer - Jorge Guerra
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett
Fight Choreography - Jeffrey Colangelo
Intimacy Choreography - Danielle Georgiou
Assistant Stage Manager - Flower Avila
Fight Captain - Vanessa DeSilvio*
Intimacy Captain - Merri Brewer**

* Member, Actors Equity Association     **Equity Membership Candidate

About the Author: 

Stephen Adly Guirgis is a longtime member of NYC's LAByrinth Theater Company. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. They include: the extended, sold-out run of The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street (named one of the ten best plays of 2003; Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations), Jesus Hopped The A Train (Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Olivier Nomination as London's Best New Play, Barrymore Award, "Detroit Free Press" Best Play Award), and In Arabia We'd All Be Kings (Ten Best of '99, "TimeOut New York," critics pick, "TimeOut London"). All four plays were originally produced by LAByrinth, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and are published through Dramatists Play Service and by Faber & Faber. Stephen was awarded a 2004 TCG fellowship, attended the 2004 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by "Filmaker Magazine," and appeared in "Entertainment Weekly’s" 2005 Summer Must List. He has received new play commissions from Manhattan Theater Club and South Coast Rep, is a member of New Dramatists and the MCC Playwright’s Coalition, and has contributed to "ESOPUS" magazine. Television writing credits include NYPD Blue, The Sopranos, David Milch’s CBS drama Big Apple, and Shane Salerno's NBC drama UC: Undercover. As an actor, he has appeared in Brett C. Leonard’s Guinea Pig Solo, produced at the Public Theatre in New York, and played leading roles in Todd Solondz's Palindromes, and Brett C. Leonard's award-winning Jailbait, opposite Michael Pitt. Currently, he is developing a project with Mos Def and HBO, and is writing his first feature film for Scott Rudin Productions, to be directed by George C. Wolfe. He lives in New York City.