Keith A. Wallace: The Bitter Game


Created, Written, and Performed by Keith A. Wallace
Directed and Co-Created by Deborah Stein
Assistant Director Malika Oyetimein
Production Stage Manager Kamra A. Jacobs
Stage Manager Mandisa Reed
Set Design Charlie Jicha
Sound Design Mikaal Sulaiman
Lighting Design Brandon H. Rosen
Costume Design Melissa Ng
Costume Art Direction Walter Myrick
Associate Sound Designer Elliot Davoren

A potent and immersive solo work, The Bitter Game examines the relationship between a young man and his mother as each struggle to protect the other from that which seems inevitable. Based on playwright-actor Keith A. Wallace’s youth in Philadelphia, this multi-character performance explores the question of police agency and excessive force, the ripple effects of vicarious trauma in the communities of color, and the value of Black lives in this country. The Bitter Game is a topical piece of theater that addresses many social issues pervasive in the lives of all Americans.

Don’t miss a chance to meet Keith A. Wallace and talk about “The Bitter Game” immediately following the performance.

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Single tickets are $25. If you buy two Off Center productions, tickets are $20. If you buy three or more Off Center productions, tickets are just $15. (Choir! Choir! Choir! is free but a ticket is required to reserve a spot. Reservations accepted beginning January 8.) Discount will automatically be applied when you add two or more Off Center productions to your cart. Eligible productions are: Keith A Wallace, Marga Gomez, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Belarus Free Theater and Justin Vivian Bond.

Running time (approximate): 55 minutes with no intermission

Audience Advisory: Mature Content

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