2021/22 Mainstage Season
FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Amina Robinson
LIVE ON STAGE
June 2 - 26, 2022
Undine has it all – success, love, and a fabulous wardrobe. When her life begins to unravel in one hilarious reversal after another, she is forced to return to a life she had long left behind. In this satirical comedy, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage asks Undine – and all of us – whether you can really ever go home again.
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All audience members are required to present proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and a corresponding photo ID for entry into all Lantern venues this season. Everyone other than the actors on stage are also required to wear properly fitted masks at all times in all parts of our venue. Thank you for your cooperation with these safety protocols that help protect our audience, artists, and staff – and help avoid performance cancellations. more»
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NEW! Artist Interview: Fabulation's Fabulous Cast
"I think this is theater at its best, where you are able to start a conversation and have a fun time doing it."
Fabulation, Fables, and Brer Rabbit
The famous trickster figure of African American folklore and why fables are important in Lynn Nottage's satire
Undine's Inspirations: The Custom of the Country and Condoleezza Rice
Lynn Nottage's suprising fictional and real-life inspirations for Undine and Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine
Meet the Playwright, Part II: On Lynn Nottage
More about the celebrated writer of Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine – "Is there a better living American playwright than Lynn Nottage?" (Wall Street Journal)
Meet the Playwright, Part I: The Extraordinary Range of Lynn Nottage
The Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine playwright's works are as varied as their subjects
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Angela Bey as Undine • Tanesha M. Ford as Grandma/Ensemble • Marchael Giles as Flow/Ensemble • Kash Goins as Father/Ensemble • Gregory Isaac as Addict/Ensemble • Kishia Nixon as Stephie/Ensemble • Ebony Pullum as Mother/Ensemble • Zach Valdez as Hervé/Guy/Ensemble
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Dirk Durossette, Scenic Designer • Tiffany Bacon, Costume Designer • Matthew Miller, Lighting Designer • Larry D. Fowler, Jr., Sound Designer • Devon Sinclair, Choreographer • Lynne Innerst, Dialect Coach • Noelle Diane Johnson, Intimacy Consultant • Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager • Reva Stover, Associate Director • Jennifer Spencer, Assistant Director
NEWS & REVIEWS
NEW! Broad Street Review
Theater Review: "A brilliant performance of a masterful script... Funny, touching, and surprisingly relatable."
WURD Radio: Stage Door
Stage Door host (and Fabulation costume designer) Tiffany Bacon talks with Fabulation director Amina Robinson about Lynn Nottage's play, representation and identity, and the power of theater to open hearts, minds, and perspectives.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"When all of the things you thought made you valuable are gone, who are you really?" –Fabulation director Amina Robinson in the Inquirer's weekly theater column
The Philadelphia Tribune
Profile of actor/playwright/director/producer/professor extraordinaire Kash Goins, who makes his Lantern stage debut in Fabulation
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
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