Dartmouth Events

"Bulrusher": An Honors Thesis Performance, directed by Lexi Warden '21

A radio-play performance of Eisa Davis's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about a multiracial girl with a gift for clairvoyance growing up in rural, white 1950's America.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Performances

by Eisa Davis
directed by Lexi Warden '21
A Department of Theater Radio Performance
Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
Livestreamed, via Zoom webinar
FREE, tickets required

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, Bulrusher was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. An unforgettable experience by a new, thrilling voice.

LEXI WARDEN '21 director
SAM WEST '20 sound designer
MILLENAH NASCIMENTO '21 stage manager

Bulrusher will presented as a radio play performance, streamed live via Zoom webinar.
This performance is FREE but tickets are required.
Visit the Department of Theater website for performance details, an event program, and other informatio

For more information, contact:
Milena Zuccotti

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.