Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine
THE STORY: FABULATION is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose 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 tale with a comic twist.
“…robustly entertaining… In charting the social fall and moral rise of
Undine Barnes Calles…FABULATION subverts…comic and sentimental
glibness with punchy social insights and the firecracker snap of unexpected
humor. …A sense of blurred lines between aspiration and actuality is given
ingeniously varied life throughout.” —NY Times. “…clever and consistently entertaining… boisterously funny…” —Variety. “…outrageously hilarious… FABULATION OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE…will keep you laughing from start to finish. It takes on stereotypes about race, class and gender, yet remains poignantly transformative…” —DCMetroTheaterArts.com.