Between Riverside and Crazy



by Stephen Adly Guirgis

January 21 – February 19, 2017

January 29 at 7pm: ASL Interpreted Performance

1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
The Biltmore Hotel

Reviews for Between Riverside and Crazy

“GableStage’s production of “Between Riverside and Crazy” is yet another coup, a bases-loaded four-bagger that will remind anyone who’s still wondering that you don’t have to go to New York to see great theater.”

“Stephen McKinley Henderson, who created the role of Pops in the play’s original off-Broadway production, is one of America’s top character actors. I can say no better about Mr. Finnie than that he makes a wholly individual impression in the same part: His anger is more deeply buried than that of Mr. Henderson, enough so that you’ll jump when it boils over. Ms. Ramirez, who was delectably brassy in GableStage’s “Motherf**ker,” is no less pungent here, and the other members of the seven-person cast leave nothing to be desired in the way of plausibility.”

“…The result is one of the most satisfying shows I’ve seen so far this season.”

– Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

“Beverly Blanchette and Michael Serratore are especially dynamic and convincing as the cops sent by the city to bring Walter to heel.”
– Tony Guzman, Miami Arts Lover

“Guirgis has trained his fans to expect dramatic jolts and plenty of humor, both of which are present in abundance at GableStage.”

-Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Arts Paper

“From the author of The Motherfucker with the Hat (which GableStage produced in 2012) The play has won numerous awards including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The Pulitzer judges called it “a nuanced, beautifully written play about a retired police officer faced with eviction that uses dark comedy to confront questions of life and death.”“Between Riverside and Crazy is a dizzying and exciting place to be. It traffics in paradoxes, which is to say it deals with the walking contradictions that are human beings!”

The New York Times

“The entire cast presents a master class in naturalistic acting”

-Aaron Krause, Culture Vulture