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Posted 1/21/2009

The preview run of Lynn Nottage's Fabulation or, the Re-education of Undine--about the downward spiral of a pregnant, divorced, and financially strapped PR woman used to living the high life, played by stage and screen veteran Natalie Venetia Belcon--begins Jan. 28 at Center Stage. Nottage, a 2007 MacArthur Grant winner, debuted her Intimate Apparel at Center Stage in 2003. Center Stage has also recently announced a new half-price subscription for its final three productions of this season--Fabulation, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, and Souvenir. This special offer ends Feb. 20. Visit for more details.

An incandescent spoken-word poet/activist, Andrea Gibson anchors the latest Charm City Kitty Club carnival of performances Jan. 23 and 24 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, which also features movement artist Noelle Powers' hoopdance bliss, singer/songwriter Gina Young, and local duo Lurch and Holler, among others. Visit for details.

Roxi Starr--the quasi-famous, quasi-talented, always extemporaneous fag-hag diva alter ego of actress Susan Mele--returns to a local stage, this time as one part of Mele's one-woman performance Just Say Blow Me Jan. 23 and 24 at the Theatre Project. (Mele also stars in an improvised children's program Jan. 24) Visit for more details.

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