Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Stephen Adly Guirgis' BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at the Atlantic
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production begins previews Thursday, July 10 and will open Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!
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.
Stephen Adly Guirgis' plays have been nominated for Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel Awards and have won the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award, Barrymore Award, and LA Drama Critics Award. A former co-artistic director of the LAByrinth Theater Company, he makes his Atlantic debut with the world premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, following acclaimed New York productions of Our Lady of 121st Street, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The Little Flower of East Orange and Broadway's The Motherf***er with the Hat.
A director, playwright and actor, Obie Award winner Austin Pendleton recently directed Tribes in Chicago, where he is a Steppenwolf ensemble member. His Steppenwolf production of Lisa D'Amour's Detroit went on to an acclaimed run at London's National Theatre. Of his trio of Chekhov plays for Classic Stage Company, Uncle Vanya received a 2009 Drama League nomination for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Three Sistersreceived a 2011 Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Revival.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia