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Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine

 



A successful publicist finds herself pregnant, broke, and plunged into a world of welfare mothers and drug addicts, forcing her to confront the family she left behind, in a revival of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's dark comedy.

From the producers: This satirical tale, set in New York City, follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant, Undine is forced to return to her childhood home in the Brooklyn projects, where she must face the challenges of the life she left behind.

Author Lynn Nottage's works often deals with the lives of marginalized people. She is a professor of Playwriting at Columbia University. Nottage was the first (and remains the only) woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice; the first in 2009 for "Ruined," and the second in 2017 for "Sweat." "Fabulation" originally premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizon in 2004.



The title role of Undine is played by Cherise Boothe, who starred in Nottage's Ruined Off-Broadway. Completing the cast are Mayaa Boateng, Marcus Callender, J. Bernard Calloway, Dashiell Eaves, Ian Lassiter, Nikiya Mathis, and Heather Alicia Simms. Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz directs.

What's the Signature Theatre? Signature is a highly-regarded Off-Broadway company founded in 1991. Signature focused each of its first 20 seasons on the work of a single playwright - Sam Shepard, Romulus Linney, Horton Foote, Lanford Wilson, August Wilson, etc. With the opening of the spectacular new Signature Center just west of Times Square, the company has expanded its annual offerings. Tickets, highly subsidized since 2005 by the company's Signature Ticket Initiative, are only $30. More here.

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