“ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ”

DC Theatre Scene

“Felicia Curry is a force-of-nature

Washington Post

 

FABULATION

OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Eric Ruffin 
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center
 
Featuring Felicia Curry, as Undine, Aakhu TuahNera Freeman, William T. Newman, Jr., Carlos Saldaña, Lauryn Simone, Kevin E. Thorne II, James Whalen, and Roz White
August 21–September 22, 2019
All dates are subject to change

ABOUT

Two-time Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lynn Nottage’s satirical tale that 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 projects, where she must face the realities of the life she left behind. Penned with “the firecracker snap of unexpected humor" (New York Times), Fabulation reveals the folly of outrunning where we come from, and the challenge of returning home. (Runtime: 2 hours with one intermission. This production contains profanity, drug use, and sexual content.)

Read the letter from Ari Roth, Founding Artistic Director

Lead Underwriters: Leonade Jones with The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

PRESS

“ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ”

DC Theatre Scene

“Felicia Curry is a force-of-nature
 

“With its stinging satirical precision and looming awareness of risk and loss, Fabulation is never just a fable.”

Washington Post

“Fabulation combines hilarity with heartfelt honesty with show-stopping performances—and it’s an outright joy.”

“Fabulation is fabulously funny. Just go.”

DC Metro Theater Arts

“Nottage wrings sardonic humor and a clarion ring of truth

MetroWeekly

FEATURES

 

What Eric Ruffin found while directing Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation or The Re-Education of Undine
DC Theatre Scene

Lynn Nottage is on the 2019 TIME 100 List
TIME Magazine

 

DATES

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ACCESSIBILITY DATES

WEEKDAY MATINEES

 

ARTISTS

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Andrew Cohen

Set Designer

Willow Watson

Properties Designer

Faedra C. Carpenter

Dramaturg

John D. Alexander

Lighting Designer

Rashida Bumbray

Movement Consultant

April E. Carter*

Stage Manager

Moyenda Kulemeka

Costume Designer

Christylez Bacon

Rhythm/Musical Consultant

Laurel VanLandingham*

Stage Manager

Cresent R. Haynes

Sound Designer

Kim James Bey

Dialect Coach

Jared Smith

Assistant Director

* indicates AEA member

 

DISCUSSIONS

8PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Creative Team Talkback: A Conversation with the Dramaturg

Faedra C. Carpenter Production Dramaturg

Ari Roth Mosaic Founding Artistic Director

3PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Creative Team Talkback

John D. Alexander Lighting Designer

Moyenda Kulemeka Costume Designer

Andrew Cohen Set Designer
Victoria Murray Baatin Mosaic Associate Artistic Director

 

8PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

(Success) Addiction and the Upward Climb

Montrella Cowan, MSW, LICSW Life Coach, CEO & Founder, Affinity Health Affairs

Lisa Richards Toney Mosaic Board Member and Arts Consultant

Ari Roth Mosaic Founding Artistic Director

 

3PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

A Spotlight on Black Women Playwrights

Dr. Dana Williams Chair, Professor, African American Literature Department of English College of Arts & Sciences, Howard University

Shirley Serotsky Resident Dramaturg

3PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Far From Home: The Impact of a Divided Family

Robert J. Patterson, Ph.D. Professor of African American Studies, Georgetown University

Jeff Menzise, Ph.D Doctor of Clinical Psychology 

Ari Roth Mosaic Founding Artistic Director

8PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

A Conversation with the Cast of Fabulation

Ari Roth Mosaic Founding Artistic Director

3PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Self-Fashioning and/or Alter Egos

Theopia Jackson, PhD President, The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc.

Tracey L. Rogers  Certified Life Coach and Astrologer

Victoria Murray Baatin  Mosaic Associate Artistic Director

3PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Moving On Up: The Black Middle Class

Dr. Sandra Shannon Professor of African American Literature, Howard University

Soyica Colbert Idol Family Professor. Georgetown University, African American Studies, Theater and Performance Studies

Camille M. Busette, PhD Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Director, Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion, Brookings Institution

Kreg Steven Brown Research Associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population and the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute

Jez Kline Director of Marketing

11AM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Cast Talkback

Victoria Murray Baatin Associate Artistic Director, Mosaic Theater Company

3PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Abandonment(s): Upward (and Downward) Mobility and Finding a Path Hom

Stephen Stern Mosaic Board Member

3PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

The References and Resonance of Fabulation

Faedra C. Carpenter Production Dramaturg

8PM WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Attainment, Fulfillment, and Resilience

P.S. Perkins Founder, COO, Human Communication Institute

Raven Bonniwell, PCC, ACCC Mentor Coach with Accomplishment Coaching; Co-founder and Executive Artistic Director of We Happy Few Productions

Nena Perry-Brown DC-based journalist; Lead reporter UrbanTurf

Michael Feldman NYU Salon Series Curator

11AM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Cast Talkback

Victoria Murray Baatin Associate Artistic Director, Mosaic Theater Company

3PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

You Are What You Were When

Dr. Katherine Marshall-Woods Licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments in Washington, DC.

Pam Pinnock Mosaic Board Member

Open captioned performance with ASL interpreted post show discussions

 

BACKGROUND

Letter from the Artistic Director

by Ari Roth, Founding Artistic Director

The Indefinable Ingenuity of Lynn Nottage

by Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Production Dramaturg

In the Spirit of Sankofa

by Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Production Dramaturg

 
 

GALLERY

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BOX OFFICE

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

boxoffice@atlasarts.org

202-399-7993 ext 2

 HOURS

Monday-Friday, 11 AM to 2 PM; 3 PM to 6 PM

In person: 2 hours prior to show on show days

Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.

Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.