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Pulitzer Prize Winner
Launches 15th Anniversary Season at Capital Stage

Capital Stage launches its 15th Anniversary Season with the critically acclaimed and multiple award winning play Between Riverside And Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Judith Moreland, director of An Octoroon , returns to direct local favorite James Wheatley as “Pops” in his Capital Stage main stage debut. The Sacramento Premiere of Between Riverside And Crazy will preview Aug. 28th, 29th, and 30th. A Press Opening will be on Sat. Aug. 31st at 8:00 pm. Performances will run through Sep. 29th. Tickets are available now.
by Stephen Adly Guirgis

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama
2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award Winner for Best Play
2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play
2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play

Ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his newly paroled son Junior have spent a lifetime living between Riverside Drive and crazy. But now, the NYPD is demanding his signature to close an outstanding lawsuit, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed—and the church won’t leave him alone. When the struggle to keep one of New York City’s last great rent-stabilized apartments collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems that the old days may be dead and gone.

First premiered July 31, 2014 at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City.
Stephen Adly Guirgis is a longtime member of NYC's LAByrinth Theater Company. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. They include: the extended, sold-out run of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, OUR LADY OF 121st STREET (named one of the ten best plays of 2003; Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations), JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN (Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Olivier Nomination as London's Best New Play, Barrymore Award, "Detroit Free Press" Best Play Award), and IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS (Ten Best of '99, "TimeOut New York," critics pick, "TimeOut London"). All four plays were originally produced by LAByrinth, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and are published through Dramatists Play Service and by Faber & Faber. Stephen was awarded a 2004 TCG fellowship, attended the 2004 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by "Filmaker Magazine," and appeared in "Entertainment Weekly’s" 2005 Summer Must List. He has received new play commissions from Manhattan Theater Club and South Coast Rep, is a member of New Dramatists and the MCC Playwright’s Coalition, and has contributed to "ESOPUS" magazine. Television writing credits include “NYPD Blue,” “The Sopranos,” David Milch’s CBS drama “Big Apple,” and Shane Salerno's NBC drama “UC: Undercover.” As an actor, he has appeared in Brett C. Leonard’s GUINEA PIG SOLO, produced at the Public Theatre in New York, and played leading roles inTodd Solondz's "Palindromes," and Brett C. Leonard's award-winning "Jailbait," opposite Michael Pitt. Currently, he is developing a project with Mos Def and HBO, and is writing his first feature film for Scott Rudin Productions, to be directed by George C. Wolfe. He lives in New York City.
Judith Moreland is proud to be a native Californian, and a native Angeleno. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, then left for northern California when she graduated with a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco.

Judith has performed both on and Off-Broadway and has worked with many regional theater companies including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons (NY), Ensemble Studio Theater Los Angeles, Meadow Brook Theater (Detroit) and Shakespeare Festival/LA. She was also a company member of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater for many years. Ms. Moreland won a Los Angeles Ovation Award for her performance in the Fountain Theatre’s production of Miss Julie and a Bay Area Theater Critics Award for her performance in American Conservatory Theater’s production of Miss Evers’ Boys . Film and television credits include Dark Skies, Eagle Eye, Blackish, Animal Kingdom, How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks and Recreation, General Hospital, The Big Bang Theory and CSI Cyber . She directed Three Sisters and The Kentucky Cycle at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where she currently teaches acting, voice, speech and dialects. She is also the Co-Creator of UCLA’s Acting for the Camera Professional Program. She has taught at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in Los Angeles, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York, and the British American Drama Academy (BADA) in Oxford, England.
All Photos by Charr Crail.
Between Riverside And Crazy will be directed by Judith Moreland ( An Octoroon ), and will feature Nestor Campos, Jr. (Capital Stage debut), James R. Ellison III ( Sweat ), Viktoria Luna (Capital Stage debut), Dena Martinez ( August: Osage County , Mr. Burns ), Kelley Ogden ( Sweat , How To Use A Knife , The Totalitarians , Rapture, Blister, Burn , Hunter Gatherers , It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play ), James Wheatley (Capital Stage debut), and Aaron Wilton ( Luna Gale , The Santaland Diaries , Clybourne Park , ENRON ). The production design team will include Eric Broadwater (Scenic design), Timothy McNamara (Lighting design), Rebecca Redmond (Costume design), Ed Lee (Sound design), and Erika Metscher (Properties design), Matt K. Miller (Fight Choreography), Liz Frederick (Intimacy Director) and Samantha McLean Haas (Scenic Charge Artist).

Performances for Between Riverside And Crazy will begin with three previews on Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm, and Friday, Aug. 30th at 8:00 pm. The production will open Saturday, Aug. 31st at 8:00 pm. Performances will continue through Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019. Showtimes will be Tuesdays ( NEW ) at 7:00 pm, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Regular ticket prices range from $25-47. Discount tickets are available as follows: Student Rush tickets are $10 with valid student ID in person within 1 hour of performance ( NEW ) ; Senior tickets are $5 off regular priced tickets; Military personnel tickets are $10 off regular priced tickets with valid ID; and Group Rate tickets are $5 off each for parties of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, by phone at 916-995-5464, or online at
Capital Stage presents Pulitzer Prize Winning Play
Between Riverside And Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Capital Stage, 2215 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

WHEN: Aug. 28 - Sep. 29, 2019
Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7:00 pm, tickets $25
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7:00 pm, tickets $25
Friday, Aug. 30 at 8:00 pm, tickets $25

Opening Night:
Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8:00 pm, tickets $44-49

Regular Performances:
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, tickets $32-37 ( NEW PERFORMANCE TIME )
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, tickets $32-37
Thursdays at 7:00 pm, tickets $37-42
Fridays at 8:00 pm, tickets $37-42
Saturdays at 2:00 pm, tickets $35-40
Saturdays at 8:00 pm, tickets $39-44
Sundays at 2:00 pm, tickets $37-42

Phone: 916-995-5464
Location: 2215 J Street, Sacramento CA 95816

Playwright: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: Judith Moreland
Cast: Nestor Campos, Jr.*, James R. Ellison III, Viktoria Luna,
Dena Martinez*, Kelley Ogden, James Wheatley, Aaron Wilton*
Scenic Design: Eric Broadwater
Lighting Design: Timothy McNamara
Costume Design: Rebecca Redmond
Sound Design: Ed Lee
Properties Design: Erika Metscher
Scenic Charge Artist: Samantha McLean Haas
Fight Choreography: Matt K. Miller
Intimacy Director: Liz Frederick
Stage Manager: Wesley Apfel*

*Member Actors' Equity Association