After his wife’s death, retired cop Walter ‘Pops’ Washington has made a home for his ex-felon son in his sprawling, rent-controlled, Riverside Drive apartment. Will a long-simmering feud with the NYPD cause him to lose his home and the family he’s built there? The play was the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording starring (in alphabetical order): Elisa Bocanegra as Church Lady; John Cothran as Pops; Seamus Dever as Lieutenant Carrow; James Martinez as Oswaldo; Ana Ortiz as Lulu; Larry Powell as Junior; and Emily Swallow as Detective Audrey O’Connor. Directed by Diane Rodriguez and recorded before an audience at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in November 2017.
Plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis
An intense, chilling take on life behind bars, Jesus Hopped the “A” Train strikes a fine balance of “intellectual vigor and sophistication on the one hand and so much anguished passion on the other.” (The New York Times). A riveting work from the recipient of the 2006 P.E.N. Literary Award for Drama, which cites Guirgis as “creating a theatre that feels vital, political, intimate and undeniably of the moment.”
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Marco Greco, Janel Moloney, Joe Quintero, Charlie Robinson and David Zayas.
Featuring: Marco Greco, Janel Moloney, Joe Quintero, Charlie Robinson, David Zayas
Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Stephen Adly Guirgis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a “hatful” of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez.
A 2011 Tony Award nominee for Best Play.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Chris Rock as Ralph D.
Bobby Cannavale as Jackie
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Veronica
Annabella Sciorra as Victoria
Yul Vázquez as Cousin Julio
Directed by Jace Alexander. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.
Featuring: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra, Yul Vazquez
A group of old friends find themselves at Harlem’s Ortiz Funeral Home to mourn the death of a beloved nun from their childhood. As they bounce off of each other with old hurts and the harsh realities of grown-up life, a murder mystery (and a few lives) begins to unravel. Hilarious, raunchy, and ultimately very touching, Stephen Adly Guirgis is a new voice to be celebrated.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Laurence Fishburne, Khandi Alexander, Emily Bergl, Tegan West, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Annabelle Gurwitch, Adriana Sevan, Raphael Sbarge and Alan Mandell.
Featuring: Laurence Fishburne, Khandi Alexander, Emily Bergl, Tegan West, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Annabelle Gurwitch, Adriana Sevan, Raphael Sbarge, Alan Mandell
Stephen Adly Guirgis is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company in New York. His plays have been produced on five continents and include Our Lady of 121st Street, which was one of ten chosen for Best Plays of 2003 (the annual chronicle of US theatre); Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First Award in 2001, the Detroit Free Press Best Play of the Year, and the Barrymore Award, originally produced by LAByrinth in New York and subsequently off-Broadway, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2002; In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, first produced by LAByrinth and voted one of the Ten Best Plays of 1999 by Time Out New York: it had its European premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2003 and was a Critics Pick in Time Out London; and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot which premiered at the Public Theater, New York in 2005, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. He lives in New York City.