Review On Between Riverside and Crazy

Deborah Klugman

Registered Critic

As Walter, Russell emanates strong presence, but his rendering focuses heavily on the character’s embitterment at the expense of his kindness and vulnerability. This makes for a less shaded portrayal than one might wish for. In a drama so clearly powered by a central performance, this counts for a lot — in this case, to the show’s detriment.

Deborah Klugman is a freelance arts journalist living in Los Angeles. She has been writing about L.A. theater since 1986.