FAMU Staging of ‘Fabulation’ Promises Laughs to Broad Audience

Florida A&M’s Essential Theatre will present the Obie Award-winning play “Fabulation or, the Re-education of Undine.” Written by Lynn Nottage, “Fabulation” is a stimulating comedy that tells the story of a woman who loses her job, becomes penniless and is with child.

According to scene designer Ruben Arana-Downs, the show is more than an outlet for comic relief.

“It explores the mindset of someone going through a hard time, and can be a learning experience for others to see how people deal with various problems,” said Downs.

Stage Manager Melissa Hicks, a junior theatre performance student, said the piece will reach and appeal to an audience outside of FAMU.

“The show speaks to the humanity of people and touches on situations that breaks racial barriers,” Hicks said.

Valencia Matthews, assistant dean for the College of Arts and Science, is directing the production. Downs said the cast was chosen and began rehearsals almost five weeks ago.

“There are projections and different locations depicted, so the audience should be in for a visual treat,” said Downs.

Previews will be held Wednesday and Thursday in the Charles Winter Wood Theatre in Tucker Hall.

Performances will run from Oct. 21-23.

For more information, call 850-561-2425.