August 21 – September 22, 2019

Two-time Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lynn Nottage’s satirical tale that follows 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 projects, where she must face the realities of the life she left behind. Penned with “the firecracker snap of unexpected humor” (New York Times), Fabulation reveals the folly of outrunning where we come from and the challenge of returning home. Nottage’s plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world.
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Eric Ruffin 


“Delightful and very funny, delivering sharp observations about social and racial identity.” – Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter


Accessibility Dates:
Friday, September 20 at 8:00 PM (Open Caption)
Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 PM (Open Caption with ASL interpreted post-show discussion)
Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 PM (Open Caption)


Please note the following important travel information to and from the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street Festival Day, September 21, 2019:

  • The H Street Festival takes place from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM.
  • All roads are shut off for the H Street Festival around 7:00 AM-7:00 PM. Roads open back up around 7:00 PM, but traffic and travel to and from the area at that time can still be congested.
  • Parking will be a challenge/minimally available on this day. We encourage the use of car shares (you will likely need to walk several blocks), travel via Metro (Union Station is a 20-25 minute walk) or biking to the Atlas on the day of the event. We suggest all patrons plan for at least an additional hour of travel time to your normal commute. Bus routes in the area are rerouted or may have interrupted service. Visit website for up to date bus schedules on this day.
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