The inaugural project of West Coast Ensemble’s Diversity Initiative, Lynne Nottage’s FABULATION: OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE takes a satirical look at stereotypes at both ends of the social spectrum.  Undine Barnes Calles is a successful African-American entrepreneur at the top of her game.  When her husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money, 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’s riches-to-rags journey is a thought-provoking comeuppance tale with a comic twist.  Hailed as “clever and consistently entertaining” by Variety and “robustly  entertaining” by the New York Times,  FABULATION: THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE is funded in part by a generous grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

“West Coast Ensemble’s down and dirty production may be

rough around the edges, but it delivers the comic goods.”

L.A. Times


“GO!  A remarkable ensemble keeps the play exciting and alternately moving and funny”

L.A. Weekly


“A bang-up Los Angeles premiere ... a marvelously tight production ... the play takes us on a journey that’s surprising and ultimately quite moving”


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This production is sponsored in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs

June 4 - June 13, 2010

at The Lounge Theatre

Directed by Ben Campbell

Lighting Design by Lauren Wemischner

Sound Design by Rebecca Kessin

Stage Managed by Brook Carlson

Produced for WCE by Richard Israel


Carlos Acuña, Ed Baccari, Ace Gibson, Sachandra Grandoit, DeJon Mayes, Regina Randolph, Lyn Michele Ross and Adeye Sahran

West Coast Ensemble is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission