Chi ku. To eat bitter. To swallow sorrow. To face life's tragedies as bravely as you would its sweetest moments. Chi ku. A young woman recounts the story of her mother's murder; a wife finally reveals a painful secret to her husband; two girls, on the verge of womanhood, see that their future is nothing like their past, and an eleven year-old boy tangles with courage and faith for the first time - these are the stories that comprise To Eat Bitter. Stories that illustrate the dreadful pain and the limitless beauty that arises from fully embracing every part of our lives. Featuring original short works by Diana Son, Daniel Louie, and Hugo Jhun, and an adaptation of a portion of the John Steinbeck classic East of Eden by Christine Simpson.