"Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine" - Lyric Stage (Boston)

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A collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective. Presented by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116. For ticket pricing and reservations, contact the Box Office at 617-585-5678 or via email at boxoffice@lyricstage.com

Written by  Lynn Nottage.

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston

and the Front Porch Arts Collective 

announce the postponement of


or, the Re-Education of Undine

by Lynn Nottage       Directed by Dawn M. Simmons


Now to perform OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 8, 2020

as the second production in the 2020-2021 seson.

Originally scheduled for April 3 – May 3, 2020

From Executive Director, Matt Chapuran, 

and Artistic Director, Courtney O’Connor: 

In light of the current situation, the Lyric Stage and the Front Porch Arts Collective have decided to postpone our production of Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine until the fall, replacing our previously announced production of The Light.

We will be rescheduling all Fabulation tickets into the fall dates, and will be in contact with ticket holders in a few weeks with details about dates, exchanges, and other ticket options.

We appreciate the support and kind words we’ve received as we respond daily to new updates about our ongoing public health emergency. Our thoughts and well-wishes are with those who are ill.  

The decision to cancel six performances of The Treasurer last week coupled with the postponement of this production represent an unexpected financial burden for the Lyric Stage. If you click this link, you can read a story from The Boston Globe that gives an overview about how our entire sector has been impacted.

Ticket holders to Fabulation or to one of our colleague's cancelled productions can be turned into a donation rather than receiving a refund, as we all suffer through this unfortunate "box office hit." Of course, donations to the Lyric Stage have never been more vital or welcome.

We look forward to seeing everyone at A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, a hysterically funny musical with a cast of Boston's best musical theatre artists, directed by our own Spiro Veloudos and choreographed by Rachel Bertone. It is guaranteed to give us the laugh we all need right now.  The production is scheduled to perform in May and June, 2020.

We hope that everyone and their loved ones are staying safe and healthy.


From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Ruined) comes the satirical tale of successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant, Undine is forced to return to her childhood home in the Brooklyn projects, where she must face the challenges of the life she left behind. Featuring “punchy social insights and the firecracker snap of unexpected humor” (The New York Times), Fabulation reveals how difficult it is to outrun our roots.

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The Lyric Stage Company of Boston produces and presents live theatre in Greater Boston with an intimate approach that promotes inclusivity and connection. The Lyric Stage leads an effort to integrate live theater and theater education into the lives of all residents of greater Boston.