This Bitter Earth

Feb. 22 - March 22, 2020

by Harrison David Rivers

Directed by Otis Ramsey-Zöe

Starring Justin Weaks and Noah Schaefer

Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his lack of activism questioned by his white boyfriend, Neil, an impassioned member of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Tensions between them continue to grow with each headline announcing another extrajudicial killing. But the human heart can hold complex and often contradictory things, and the two men find themselves at a crossroads. This Bitter Earth explores the quiet revolutions of normalcy, reminding us of the intractable bind between the personal and political and the strength of love in today’s turbulent world.


Notice as of 3/13/2020: Due to mounting COVID-19 concerns, performances of This Bitter Earth have been suspended. We apologize to anyone who wished to see this production in its final two weekends, but the health of our artists and patrons is of our utmost concern.

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