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BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis

Date:
Friday, October 1st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $12
Website:
https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre-dance/schedule/

Event Description

The School of Theatre and Dance presents Bulrusher by Eisa Davis, directed by Britannia Howe. Bulrusher will be presented in Westhoff Theatre. 

SYNOPSIS

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 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.

 

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Venue

Westhoff Theatre
401 S. School Street
Normal, IL