- SINGLE TICKETS
★★★★ Critic’s Pick
– The New York Times, Time Out New York, NY Daily News
“A RICH NEW PLAY DELICIOUSLY MOUNTED!
Mr. Guirgis has a splendid ear in blurring lines between the sacred and profane and
it is a DIZZYING AND EXCITING place to be!
Directed by Austin Pendleton with an authoritative finesse and features a
SUPERB CAST led by Stephen McKinley Henderson in an impeccably measured performance.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
– USA Today
“TENDER, GRITTY, SHOCKING and crowned with Henderson’s
CRAZY-GREAT performance, the whole ensemble is impressive!”
– NY Daily News
“A WONDERFUL NEW PLAY!
A genuine original that deserves to be seen by anyone hungry for a smart,
exuberantly funny urban dramedy with a spirit as shrewd and forgiving as its motor-mouth language is WILD AND LUSH!”
“A warm, rich dialect that comes right off the city streets!”
“QUITE POSSIBLY GUIRGIS’ MOST ACCOMPLISHED WORK TO DATE!
A tremendously fine production!”
– Entertainment Weekly
“THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST NEW PLAYS OF THE YEAR!”
BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS
Directed by AUSTIN PENDLETON
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W 20th St.
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, with one 15 minute intermission
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won’t leave him alone. For ex-cop & recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, when the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems the Old Days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living between Riverside and Crazy.
A world premiere from the wildly original author of Broadway’s The Motherf*cker with the Hat, Jesus Hopped the A Train, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS (Playwright) is a member and former co-artistic director of LAByrinth Theater Company. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. They include Our Lady of 121st Street (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations), Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award, Barrymore Award, Olivier Nomination for London’s Best New Play), In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings (2007 LA Drama Critics Best Play, Best Writing Award), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (10 best Time Magazine & Entertainment Weekly), and The Little Flower of East Orange (with Ellen Burstyn & Michael Shannon). All five plays were directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and were originally produced by LAByrinth. His most recent play, The Motherf***er with the Hat (6 Tony nominations, including Best Play), was directed by Anna D. Shapiro and marked his third consecutive world premiere co-production with The Public Theater and LAByrinth. In London, his plays have premiered at The Donmar Warehouse, The Almeida (dir: Rupert Goold), The Hampstead (Robert Delamere), and at The Arts Theater in the West End. Other plays include Den of Thieves (Labyrinth, HERE, HAI, Black Dahlia) and Dominica The Fat Ugly Ho (dir: Adam Rapp) for the 2006 E.S.T. Marathon. He has received the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, a Whiting Award, and a TCG fellowship. He is also a New Dramatists Alumnae and a member of MCC’s Playwright’s Coalition, The Ojai Playwrights Festival, New River Dramatists, and Labyrinth Theater Company. As an actor, he has appeared in theater, film and television, including roles in Kenneth Lonergan’s film Margaret, Todd Solondz’s Palindromes, and Brett C Leonard’s Jailbait opposite Michael Pitt. A former violence prevention specialist and H.I.V. educator, he lives in New York City.
AUSTIN PENDLETON (Director) has been most recently represented as a director by his productions, in New York, of Gidion’s Knot (by Johnna Adams) at 59E59, Seagull69 (adapted from The Sea Gull) at Mississippi Mud; Ivanov, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya (all at CSC), and Look Homeward, Angel for Mother of Invention, among many other productions; in Chicago, at Steppenwolf (where he is a member of the Ensemble) most recently by Tribes; in London at the National Theatre by Detroit by Lisa D’Amour; and in Little Rock by A Loss of Roses by William Inge, at Arkansas Rep. He is also an actor (Broadway, off- and off-off-Broadway, regional theatre, and many movies and TV appearances), playwright (his plays include Orson’s Shadow, Uncle Bob, and Booth), and (at HB Studio in New York) teacher of acting.
MOLLY MINOR EUSTIS (Assistant Stage Manager). Atlantic Theater Company: Bluebird, Dusk Rings a Bell; Culture Project: Dan Hoyle’s The Real Americans and Tings Dey Happen; Mike Albo’s The Junket; Epic Theatre Ensemble: Measure For Measure, Richard III Born With Teeth, Dispatches From (A)mended America, Macbeth, and nine productions with Epic’s Shakespeare Remix after-school program. Other credits include: Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional (Cherry Lane & tour); Orlando (Classic Stage Company); Palestine (NYTW/Twilight); Telephone (Foundry Theatre); The Language of Trees and Old Acquaintance (Roundabout); Hell House (Les Freres Corbusier/St. Ann’s Warehouse). B.A., College of Charleston; M.F.A., Columbia University; New Orleans native.
KELLY ICE (Stage Manager). Kelly is thrilled to be working with the Atlantic! Off-Broadway: Queen of the Night (Variety Worldwide), Here Lies Love (The Public Theater), The Last Seder (Rosalind Productions, Inc.), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk/Emersive), Double Falsehood (CSC), The Road To Qatar (York Theatre), Secrets of the Trade, Happy Now? (Primary Stages), My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Spirit Control (MTC), Coraline (MCC). New York: At Home Abroad, Arms and the Girl (UnSung Musicals), Smile (Singing OnStage), Deadline, Sarah At Noon, The Wife (Lark Play Development Center), The Boys Upstairs (FringeNYC, Encore Series, & FringeBENEFITS). Regional: Tell Me On A Sunday, Wait Until Dark (Surflight Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Fulton Theatre), Sisters of Swing (PA Centre Stage). Tours: Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour. Fundraising/Charity events with BC/EFA, Broadway Dreams Foundations, ASTEP, The Actors Fund. Graduate of Penn State University. Proud member of AEA.