Nathaniel Stookey /Eisa Davis
Bulrusher is a coming of age story about an African-American girl growing up in Northern California’s remote Anderson Valley in 1955. Found in a basket by the river, she is raised by the local schoolteacher and has never seen anyone that looks like her until a young Black woman from Alabama comes to town. Meeting someone like herself opens a political, sexual and identity awakening within her.
Bulrusher is based on Eisa Davis’ play of the same title, short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.
Bulrusher is commissioned by: Bernice Lindstrom; Todd Yancey, MD and David Denniston; Michèle and Larry Corash; Russ Irwin; Robert Ripps and Steven Spector.
Bulrusher is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts and The Carol Franc Buck Foundation.
MUSIC BY NATHANIEL STOOKEY
LIBRETTO BY EISA DAVIS
IN ENGLISH & ENGLISH WITH
August 3, 11, and 15
Production Stage Director