The Bitter Game
A solo performance charged with pain, poetry, and laughter about what it means to survive while black in America.
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This show closed on September 16, 2017
Step onto the basketball court with this one-man show praised by The New York Times as “high-impact ... a sharp reminder of the persuasive powers of live theater.” THE BITTER GAME comes to OBERON following its much-talked-about run at the Under the Radar Festival.
With its five acts structured as the four quarters and overtime of a basketball game, THE BITTER GAME explores the experience of being Black in America through the relationship between a young man and his mother. Based on the playwright-actor Keith A. Wallace’s youth in Philadelphia, this multi-character performance tackles issues ranging from police violence, to coping with trauma, to the value of Black lives.
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Recommended for ages 13 and up.