Support this provocative play about a woman's journey to find her sexual and social identity.
Support Congo Square Theatre's Production of Eisa Davis' BULRUSHER directed by Taron Patton
In this provocative 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist play set in the redwood country of San Francisco California in the 1950’s, playwright Eisa Davis' BULRUSHER challenges our assumptions of race, sexuality and love. Reminiscent of Moses, BULRUSHER is a clairvoyant orphan girl found as an infant in a basket floating on a river. Raised by strangers, she finds liberation from the world she knows when she meets a young black woman traveling from Alabama. Immersed in her new-found relationship BULRUSHER learns about love and begins a new journey of self-discovery. BULRUSHER will be directed by ensemble member Taron Patton, who is making her main stage directing debut with Congo Square Theatre Company.
Celebrating its 13th year, Congo Square Theatre is an ensemble dedicated to artistic excellence. By producing definitive and transformative theatre spawned from the African Diaspora, as well as other world cultures, Congo Square Theatre Company seeks to establish itself as an institution of multicultural theatre.
Why We Need Your Support?
Of the more than 200 theater companies in Chicago, Congo Square is only one of 4 theaters that produces work reflective of the African- American perspective. We are authentic first voice theatre and are committed to telling our stories in a way that only we can.
For more than a decade, Congo Square has not only succeeded in bringing cultural diversity to the theatrical landscape of the community, but we’ve also helped to employ countless actors, writers, directors and designers of color as well. At a time when mainstream theatres are co-opting our work and artists because it is fashionable, supporting a culturally specific organization like Congo Square Theatre, that has diversity inherent in its mission, is all the more crucial.
We are committed to producing quality theatre and bringing this amazing story of BULRUSHER to you BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
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