The Bitter Game


Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:30pm

Repeats every day until Fri Sep 15 2017


OBERON 2 Arrow St. Cambridge

Presented by: OBERON
Tickets: from $25
Runs: September 14 - 16
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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.