Pulse Theatre Company Chicago, a young troupe founded by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Aaron Mitchell Reese (artistic director) and Christopher Jackson (producing artistic director), is presenting Lynn Nottage’s Obie Award-winning play Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine. The show–directed by Reese, a graduate of Columbia College’s Theatre Directing Program–is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African-American woman, pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, who faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be.
Former Columbia College student AnJi White portrays Undine, and the cast and production team includes other Columbia alumni and students, including actors Ian Voltaire Deanes, Barry Irving, and Alexis Willis, costume designer Lisa V. Coleman, and lighting designer Claire Sangster. Columbia Theatre Department faculty member Catherine Slade is the show’s voice coach.
Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine runs July 24-August 16 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, Chicago. Signal Ensemble’s co-founder and co-artistic director is Columbia College Theatre alumnus Joseph Stearns. For tickets, click here.