Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine Extends at Signature

Off-Broadway News   Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine Extends at Signature
 
The revival, starring Cherise Boothe and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, will play an additional week Off-Broadway.
Cherise Boothe in rehearsal for <i data-rte2-sanitize="italic">Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine</i>
Cherise Boothe in rehearsal for Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine Gregory Costanzo

The Signature Theatre's winter revival of Lynn Nottage's 2004 play Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine, will play an additional week Off-Broadway. The satirical tale by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, which kicks off her playwriting residency at Signature, will now continue through January 6, 2019.

Lynn Nottage, LileanaBlain-Cruz, and Paige Evans at the first rehearsal of Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine
Lynn Nottage, LileanaBlain-Cruz, and Paige Evans at the first rehearsal of Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine Gregory Costanzo

Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine is directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz. Performances begin November 19 in Signature's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre ahead of a December 10 opening night.

As previously announced, the title role of Undine will be played by Cherise Boothe, who starred in Nottage's Ruined Off-Broadway. Completing the cast are 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.

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