Berkeley Repertory Theatre Docent Talk : Bulrusher

Berkeley Rep Docent Talks
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In collaboration with the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the library will be hosting docent talks for the 2023-2024 Season. Come to these talks to learn more about each show and the exciting season at Berkeley Rep!


Bulrusher (October 27th - December 3rd)

By Eisa Davis

Directed by Nicole A. Watson

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.

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