Irrepressible ex-cop Walter Washington is facing eviction, City Hall, and the recent death of his wife. Clinging to both his grievances and the palatial rent-controlled apartment he shares with his ex-con son and a ragtag surrogate family, Walter needs to shake the past—but isn’t ready to move on. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, a boisterous and unflinching dark comedy from the playwright of The Motherfucker with the Hat.
This production at Studio Theatre leaves no doubt about Guirgis’ play earned the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
For self-described “ex-cop, war veteran Senior Citizen with a legal rent control lease from 1978” Walter Washington, life is a family affair.Read More
The fast-talking denizens of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s plays are rarely at a loss for words, asserting their truths, hopes, and frustrations via dizzying arias. But just as his characters’ initial swagger often softens to reveal well-cloaked vulnerabilities, Guirgis’s ferocious works arise from his own needling questions and uncertainties...Read More
Walter 'Pops' Washington lives in a rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive, but what does that really mean? Explore the rarity of rent-controlled apartments and other facts about the New York City housing market in this infographic.Read More
Today, the storied apartments of Riverside Drive practically ooze privilege—but that wasn’t always the case. From its first development to its current reputation today, Riverside Drive is a road paved with conflicted ambitions.Read More