Between Riverside and Crazy Setting

Stephen Adly Guirgis
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America

America is the country in which the play takes place, a setting notable because of America's centuries-old history of tension between races (specifically: between whites and non-whites, particularly African-Americans). Such racial tension is an important thematic component of the play.

New York City

New York is the city in which the play is set. Its history of having a significant population of non-whites, plus the history of tension between whites and non-whites on its police force, are key components of both the action and the themes of the play.

The Present

The play is set in present-day New York, an important element of the narrative because of relatively recent crimes against black people perpetrated by police in America. Here again, the play's thematic interest in tensions between whites and non-whites, specifically African-Americans, has another level of manifestation.

Pops' Apartment

The apartment on Riverside Drive, in which most of...

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