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Between Riverside
and Crazy

By Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Argo Thompson

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer ... a beautifully written play about a retired police officer faced with eviction that uses dark comedy to confront questions of life and death.

Ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his newly paroled son Junior have spent a lifetime living between Riverside and crazy. 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 the struggle to keep one of New York City’s last great rent-stabilized apartments collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems that the old days may be dead and gone.

Oct 18 -Nov 10, 2019 

TH       FR        SA       SU

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24   25    26   27

31       1      2     3

7        8     9     10

Th, Fr & Sa at 8pm. Su at 2pm.


Walter “Pops” Washington: Corey Jackson
Junior: Sam Ademola*
Oswaldo: Jared N. Wright
Lulu: Pilar Gonzales
Detective Audrey O’Connor: Sandra Ish
Lieutenant Dave Caro: Mike Schaeffer*
Church Lady: Serena Elize Flores


Director: Argo Thompson

Set Designer: Argo Thompson

Lighting Designer: April George

Sound Designer: Joe Winkler

Costume Designer: Sandra Ish

Stage Manager: TBD

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

* Member of Actors' Equity Association.  Left Edge Theatre is an Equity-approved company. 


The Cast & Crew


Press Release

Between Riverside and Crazy_October_2019

Press Photos

Photo credit: Katie Kelley

Sam Ademola (left) and Pilar Gonzales (right)


Mike Schaeffer (left) and Sandra Ish (right)


Corey Jackson (left) and Serena Elize (right)


Corey Jackson (left) and Jared N. Wright (right)



Stephen Adly Guirgis is an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He is a member and a former co-artistic director of New York City's LAByrinth Theater Company.[1] His plays have been produced both Off-Broadway and on Broadway as well as in the UK. His play Between Riverside and Crazy won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


—  Stephen Adly Guirgis

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