Between Riverside and Crazy | Steppenwolf Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 14 2016
Price: $52-$86
Eight years before the pivotal summer depicted in Between Riverside and Crazy, Walter "Pops" Washington, a 30-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, sat drinking in a bar at 6 AM. Soon thereafter a uniformed officer entered the place and unloaded all six of his revolver's bullets into Washington. Washington, who's African-American, sued, and since then the proud, angry, preternaturally defiant man has refused multiple settlement offers from the city, because they all stipulated that no one was at fault in the shooting—and Washington insists the officer called him a nigger before opening fire, although no one can corroborate his allegation. Thus he squanders endless time and money on a case we’re told he surely can't win, jeopardizing his health, his financial stability, and ultimately his ability to remain in the rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive where he’s lived since 1978. Continue reading >>


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