College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance
Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine
For Immediate Release

Contact: Alice Berry(901) 678-3184 aeberry@memphis.edu

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

WEB: 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.

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