Actor Carl Lumbly Tackles Race and Gentrification in 'Between Riverside and Crazy'

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Walter "Pops" Washington is an ex-cop and widower who is about to lose his rent-controlled apartment in New York City. He's stubbornly holding on to his pride and his property, and feeling pressure to settle an old lawsuit with the NYPD. Racism, gentrification and police use of force come to a head in Stephen Aldy Guirgis's "Between Riverside and Crazy," which is currently running at ACT. Actor Carl Lumbly, of "Cagney & Lacey" and "Alias" fame, stars as "Pops" in the Pulitzer Prize winning play. Lumbly joins us to talk about the role and his career so far.


Carl Lumbly, actor currently starring in the play "Between Riverside and Crazy," which runs through Sept. 27 at ACT's Geary Theatre