BY EISA DAVIS
DIRECTED BY NICOLE A. WATSON
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH MCCARTER THEATRE CENTER
OCT 27–DEC 3, 2023
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Berkeley native Eisa Davis’ lyrical coming-of-age story follows a multiracial girl found as an infant floating in a basket on the Navarro River in Mendocino County. It’s 1955, and Bulrusher is 18 and restless, with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger even amongst the eccentric, dialect speaking folks of her predominantly white enclave of Boonville. When a mysterious young Black woman from Birmingham comes to town, Bulrusher discovers new facets of her identity — and uncovers her place in the world. A Pulitzer Prize finalist called “captivating and lushly poetic” by the LA Times, Bulrusher is infused with rhythmic language, passion, and down-home humor.
Runtime: Approximately two hours and 10 minutes plus one 15-minute intermission
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