Bulrusher (Regional, Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Peet's Theatre, 2023) | Playbill




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.

Directed by Nicole A. Watson

Featuring Cyndii Johnson, Rob Kellogg, Jamie LaVerdiere, Shyla Lefner, Jordan Tyson, Jeorge Bennett Watson

  • Running Time: Approx. 2 hrs 10 mins, with one intermission
  • playwright: Eisa Davis

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