Bulrusher, Oct. 19-28
Set in redwood country north of San Francisco in 1955, 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 amongst the strange: 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. Passionate, lyrical, and chock full of down-home humor, this play is an unforgettable experience by a new, thrilling voice.
Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a Pre-Show Talk at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. with a Post-Show Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. is Friends and Family Night, with a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m.