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