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Keith A. Wallace, USA 
The Bitter Game 
axis:Ballymun  |  Oct 5-7 2017

Photo © Jim Carmody
The show is a sharp reminder of the 40-41 USA persuasive powers of live theatre.  New York Times
Basketball, block parties, traffic stops – Wallace takes us on  a ride through North Philly on a night he won’t forget. A solo performance 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 explores the question of police agency and excessive force, the ripple effects of trauma in communities of colour, and the value of Black lives in his country.

Suitable for ages 14+
Contains strong language, violence and content that some may find distressing.
Supported by the U.S. Embassy Dublin, Dublin City Council and the Arts Council.
Presented by axis:Ballymun in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.

Cast and Creative Team
Created, Written and Performed by Keith A. Wallace
Co-created and Directed by Deborah Stein
Assistant Director: Malika Oyetimein
Set Design: Charlie Jicha, Nick Mansfield
Lighting Design: Brandon Rosen Costume Design: Melissa Ng
Costume Art Direction: Walter Myrick
Sound Design: Mikaal Sulaiman

Information and Tickets
Venue: axis:Ballymun
Dates: Oct 5-Oct 7, 8 pm Tickets: €18
Duration: 55 mins. No interval.
Talking Theatre: Oct 5–Oct 7, post-show.
With Keith A. Wallace.

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