The McCarter Theatre Center production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Eisa Davis' Bulrusher begins performances at the Princeton, New Jersey, theatre September 13 for a run scheduled through October 7. McCarter Theatre Center Associate Artistic Director Nicole A. Watson is at the helm.
The cast includes Jordan Tyson as Bulrusher, Shyla Lefner as Madame, Jeorge Bennett Watson as Logger, Cyndii Johnson as Vera, Rob Kellogg as Boy, and Jamie LaVerdiere as Schoolch. Jamella Cross, Kyla Tucaya Garcia, David Everett Moore, and Brennan Pickman-Thoon serve as understudies.
Set in 1950s San Francisco, Bulrusher follows an orphaned and clairvoyant girl in a predominantly white community who discovers a new sense of self when a Black girl from Alabama comes to her town.
The play premiered at Urban Stages in 2006 and was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist the following year.
The creative team features dialect and vocal coach Nathan C. Crocker, projection designer Katherine Freer, associate costume designer Liza James, wig and makeup designer Tommy Kurzman, casting director Destiny Lilly, sound designer Kate Marvin, movement director Paloma McGregor, fight and intimacy director Rocio Mendez, lighting designer Sherrice Mojgani, scenic designer Lawrence E. Moten III, dramaturg Faye Price, associate director Jessica Natalie Smith, costume designer Valerie St. Pierre Smith, and associate lighting designer Samantha Weiser.
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