Earlier this week Sergio and I were able to see the first play for the SpeakEasy Stage 2018/2019 season, Between Riverside and Crazy. The story centers on a retired NYC police cop, “Pops” who lives in a rent controlled apartment on Riverside Drive and has a cast of colorful personalities who bring more than a little drama and humor to the stage.
This play won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama, but I would consider it more of a dark comedy. Issues like race, addiction and affordable housing are woven into the story, but the writer, Stephen Adly Guirgis, regularly made me laugh by lines delivered by Octavia Chavez-Richmond who plays the character “Lulu”.
Check out this contemporary play and let me know what you think. Performances run through Saturday, October 13th at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End, and tickets remain available for shows this week.