Bulrusher (Regional, McCarter Theatre - Berlind Stage, 2023) | Playbill




In 1955, in the redwood country north of San Francisco, a multiracial girl grows up in a predominantly white town whose residents pepper their speech with the historical dialect of Boontling. Found floating in a basket on the river as an infant, Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger even around those who think they know her best: the taciturn schoolteacher who adopted her, the madam who runs her brothel with a fierce discipline, the logger with a zest for horses and women, and the guitar-slinging boy who is after Bulrusher's heart. Just when she thought her world might close in on her, she discovers an entirely new sense of self when a Black girl from Alabama comes to town.

Directed by Nicole A. Watson

Featuring Cyndii Johnson, Rob Kellogg, Jamie Laverdiere, Shyla Lefner, Jordan Tyson, Jeorge Bennett Watson, Jamella Cross, Kyla Tucaya Garcia, David Everett Moore, Brennan Pickmanthoon

  • Running Time: Approx. 2 hrs 10 mins
  • playwright: Eisa Davis

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