Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maureen Cavanaugh: A northern California farming community so isolated that it started and maintained its own language for more than 50 years. Now that's a setting ripe with possibilities for a playwright , especially a playwright who is fascinated with the subjects of language and identity. Eisa Davis is such a playwright. The story she set in that community is called Bulrusher and it was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.
Bulrusher is now being performed in Carlsbad at the New Village Arts Theater:
- Eisa Davis is a playwright, actor, singer and songwriter. She wrote the play Bulrusher, currently on stage at New Village Arts.
- Kristianne Kurner is directing this production of Bulrusher. She's also the Executive Artistic Director at New Village Arts.
- Jasmine Allen plays the lead character of Bulrusher.
- Tim Parker plays the character of Boy.