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august 25 - september 17, 2023
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Hadiza Hinish
General Admission $40
FABULATION is a social satire about Undine Barnes Calles, an ambitious & haughty woman, who's husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money. Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in
Brooklyn's Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality. Undine faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be. FABULATION is a comeuppance battle with a comic twist.
Undine had made it; out of the projects, into the Ivy Leagues and to top the success, she had established herself as a PR mogul catering to celebrities and the rich of Manhattan and Martha’s Vineyard. Beneath the facade however, is a woman reinvented on unsturdy foundations; with an allegedly perished family and a name borrowed from a character in Edith Wharton’s, the Custom of the Country. When Undine’s carefully crafted world falls apart, she’s forced to file bankruptcy, and with no nouveau-riche friends to turn to, she must go home to Brooklyn and acknowledge the hurt she’s left behind; a drug addicted grandmother, a veteran brother, and parents she hasn’t spoken to in fourteen years.
99 SEAT THEATRE - INTIMATE VENUE
6539 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, 90038
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NOTTAGE is an American playwright whose work often focuses on the experience of working-class people. She has received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice: in 2009 for her play Ruined, and in 2017 for her play Sweat. She was the first (and remains the only) woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama two times.
Most recently, Nottage premiered MJ the Musical at the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway, Clyde's directed by Kate Whoriskey at Second Stage Theater on Broadway and an opera adaptation of her play Intimate Apparel commissioned by The Met/Lincoln Center Theater.
Nottage is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and was included in Time magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 Most Influential People. She is currently an associate professor of playwriting at Columbia University and an artist-in-residence at the Park Avenue Armory.
Her other work includes, Floyd's (retitled- Clyde's) (Guthrie Theater), the musical adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees (The Almeida Theatre/The Atlantic Theater), Mlima’s Tale (Public Theater), By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award, Drama Desk Nomination- Second Stage/Signature Theater), Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award- MTC/Goodman Theater); Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play Center Stage/SCR/ Roundabout Theater); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award - Playwrights Horizons/Signature Theater); Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!
“A self made woman bumps roughly down the social ladder in this lively, loose-limbed satiric fable...clever and consistenly entertaining, stocked with funny set pieces...”
ACCOUNTANT RICHARD | FATHER | ENSEMBLE
DOCTOR KHADIR | MOTHER | ENSEMBLE
STEPHIE | GRANDMA | ENSEMBLE
HERVE | FLOW | ENSEMBLE
ALLISON | ENSEMBLE
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