DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Bitter Game
Runs until 7th October
By: Keith A. Wallace
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.” A performance charged with pain, poetry, and laughter, The Bitter Game blends verse, prose and "shit-talkin’" into a stirring commentary that begs the question: what does it mean to survive while Black in America?
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.
Created, Written & Performed by Keith A. Wallace. Co- created & Directed by Deborah Stein.
TICKETS (Booking opens August 15th)