Between Riverside and Crazy

By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Adriana Baer

March 4, 2018 – April 1, 2018

Alder Stage | 2 hours 15 min. including intermission

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
  • From the writer of The Motherfucker with the Hat
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Kevin Jones +^


Julana Torres +


Bobby Bermea +


Val Landrum +^

Detective Audrey O'Connor

Ben Newman +

Lieutenant Caro

Ayanna Berkshire +^

Church Lady

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist


Adriana Baer *


Scenic Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser #

Costume Designer: Alison Heryer #

Lighting Designer: Carl Faber #

Sound Designer: Sharath Patel ^

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Voice & Text Director: Mary McDonald-Lewis ^

Intimacy Choreographer: Amanda K Cole

Stage Manager: D Westerholm +

Props Master: Sarah Andrews

Production Assistant: Megan Moll

Production Assistant 2: Amanda Kishlock

Board Op: Jason Coffey

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist


"Kevin Jones, who has one of the best voices in Portland, navigates the playwright's hairpin turns with grace and power." -Ben Waterhouse, The Oregonian

“…a deceptively complex and artfully constructed play, delivered here with terrific verve and attention to detail.” -Marty Hughley, Oregon ArtsWatch

“…a fascinating look at the complexity of being human and the even greater complexity of forming relationships with other complex humans.” -Krista Garver, Broadway World

“I recommend this production, especially for the powerful performances.” -Dennis Sparks, Dennis Sparks Reviews

“If you've ever wondered why I go to the theatre, it is because I hope to see a show exactly like this.” -Kris Haines, The Crippled Critic

“Adriana Baer directs the play with surgical precision, showing every performer to his or her best advantage.” -Judy Nedry, Judy Nedry Reviews


STUDY GUIDE! A great resource for all, click to download it here.

Check out this interview with the playwright!

Read this interesting article about the first African American NYPD officer. 

Check out this review of the ACT production by SFGate.

Read this review of the Steppenwolf production by the Chicago Tribune.




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Special Events

PREVIEW WEEK: March 4 & 6-9 @ 7:30pm 

Post show discussions follow the matinees on March 11, 21, 25 & April 1.

An Oregon Psychoanalytic Center post show discussion will follow the March 18 matinee.  

The March 31, 2pm performance includes open captioning.

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