Review by Kitty Drexel
Content warning: This Bitter Earth contains partial nudity as well as mature language and themes.
STREAMING ONLINE — This is a review for the pre-recorded, streamed version of This Bitter Earth.
Relationships are hard work. The kind of work a relationship requires depends upon the people in it. As the white person in a biracial relationship, you either educate yourself to understand the experiences of your partner of color, or you lose them. Your partner will either love you back by meeting you halfway with patience and sympathy, or they will lose you.
This Bitter Earth is the first play that I’ve seen in my ten years as a critic to specifically, comprehensively address the complex issues of a modern biracial relationship. Other plays have broached the subject; none have been as successful as This Bitter Earth. Continue reading