For Immediate Release
Contact: Alice Berry(901) 678-3184 firstname.lastname@example.org
TITLE: Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine
VENUE: University of Memphis, Theatre Building, 3745 Central Ave.
RUN DATES: October 3-5 and 10-12
TIMES OF SHOWS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and non U of M students; U of M
students receive a complimentary ticket with UM ID
BOX OFFICE: 901-678-2576
Tickets can be purchased online at www.memphis.edu/theatre
University of Memphis presents Regional Premiere!
"Fabulation is a comeuppance tale with a comic twist."
– Lynn Nottage
The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance presents the regional premiere
of FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINEby Lynn Nottage. Faculty member John Yorke
directs. The production showcases costumes by faculty member Janice Benning Lacek,
scenic design by graduate student James Vitale, lighting design by graduate student
Mandy Heath, and sound design by long time faculty member Michael O'Nele. Shows run
October 3-5 and 10-12; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE is a social satire about an ambitious woman,
Undine Barnes Calles. Knocked up and seriously broke, the successful publicist is
plunged into a topsy-turvy world of welfare mothers, drug addicts, and slimy FBI agents.
In a darkly comic riches-to-rags tale of falling down and finding the beauty within,
the uptown African American Ivy-educated publicist returns to her parents' home in
the Brooklyn projects in order to become a part of the family she left behind.
"...a sprawling, picaresque play...robustly entertaining...punchy social insights
and the firecracker snap of unexpected humor." —NY Times.
Lynn Nottage is a writer, theatremaker and activist. She has been the recipient of
many awards including the 2010 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, the Dramatists
Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the inaugural Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American
Play (Ruined), Helen Hayes Award (Ruined), the Lee Reynolds Award, and the Jewish World
Watch iWitness Award. Her other honors include the 2007 MacArthur Foundation "Genius
Grant." Fabulation was the recipient of the 2005 Obie.Nottage is a graduate of Brown
University and the Yale School of Drama, where she is currently a visiting lecturer.
Fabulation showcases the talents of some of the University of Memphis' brightest young
actors. Senior Allyson Truly (The Quadroon and the Dove) plays the title character
with a strong supporting cast that includes Jerry Rogers, Miranda Fisher, Jessica
Otis, Charisse Norment, Lucas Hefner, and Tristan Parks.
The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Memphis invites you to join
us as we explore the exciting world of the performing arts. We celebrate theatre and
dance in all its infinite varieties.