DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Bitter Game

By Keith A. Wallace
Thursday, 5th October 2017
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European premiere. Runs until 7th October

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €18/16

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.

Suitable 14+

Contains strong language, violence and content that some may find distressing.

Running time: 55 mins

Created, Written & Performed by Keith A. Wallace. Directed & Co-created by Deborah Stein. 

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