This Bitter Earth

This Bitter Earth


  • September 10, 2020 - September 20, 2020
  • CSPS Hall
  • $20

Thurs. – Sat at 7:30 pm; Sunday September 20 at 2:30 pm

This Bitter Earth
by Harrison David Rivers

“When future generations look back on this decade, trying to understand what it felt like to make one’s way in the U.S. while mourning young black men killed by authorities in acts of heedless violence, they might well turn to This Bitter Earth.”

Jay Gabler, City Pages

A protest brought them together. But now, as his white lover, a Black Lives Matter activist, immerses himself in the struggle, Jesse, a black man, must confront his own political apathy or risk his rights and their love. This gripping and intimate new play asks what is the real cost of standing on the sidelines?

Harrison David Rivers is the winner of the 2018 Relentless Award for his play the bandaged place. This Bitter Earth received the MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting, and Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Production. Harrison was named a Runner-up for the 2018 Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune and a 2017 Artist of the Year by City Pages.

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