Cherise Boothe, who starred in Lynn Nottage's Ruined Off-Broadway, has been cast as Undine in the Signature Theatre's fall revival of Nottage's 2004 play Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine. The satirical tale by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner kicks off her playwriting residency at the Off-Broadway institution.
Fabulation will be directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz in Signature's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Performances will begin November 19 ahead of a December 10 opening, and are scheduled through December 30.
Completing the cast will be Mayaa Boateng (Fairview), Marcus Callender (Straight Outta Compton), J. Bernard Calloway (Head of Passes), Dashiell Eaves (A Time to Kill), Ian Lassiter (Junk), Nikiya Mathis (Skeleton Crew), and Heather Alicia Simms (Barbecue).
Set in New York City, Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine 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.
The creative team includes Adam Rigg (scenic designer), Montana Levi Blanco (costume designer), Yi Zhao (lighting designer), and Palmer Hefferan (sound designer). The production stage manager is Terri K. Kohler, and casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.
For more information visit Signaturetheatre.org.