Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Basketball, block parties, traffic stops — Keith A. Wallace takes us on a ride through North Philly on a night he won’t forget. A searing solo theater piece charged with pain, poetry, and laughter, The Bitter Game blends verse, prose and sh*t-talkin’ into a stirring commentary that begs the question: what does it mean to survive while Black in America? Wallace draws on his own youth in Philadelphia to examine the effects of racism, the question of excessive force used by police, and the value of Black lives in this country.
Suitable for ages 14+
Contains strong language, violence, and content that some may find distressing.
Cast and Creative Team
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
Set Design: Charlie Jicha, Nick Mansfield
Lighting Design: Brandon Rosen
Costume Design: Melissa Ng
Costume Art Direction: Walter Myrick
Sound Design: Mikaal Sulaiman
Photo: Jim Carmody