Written by Neil LaBute
Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play (2005)
Nominated for Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Comedy (2005)
SNIPPETS FROM REVIEWS: (click on "bookings and more info") (full reviews attached below)
"..... (Mayer) plays her role with understaded aplomb....the unfolding romance is engaging and often funny..Elliot Howard handled (his role) superbly. ...his mounting discomfort is both funny and heartwarming...This is a bitter-sweet play and one that’s worth seeing for many reasons" – Stephen Davenport - Indaily
"....an enjoyable performance, full of humour and love and disappointment....(with) some great gags and fast-paced dialogue" - Miranda Richardson - Fringe Benefits
Don’t let the title put you off this brutally honest and hilarious play.
“Fat Pig” is the story of Tom - a handsome young professional who finds himself unexpectedly falling in love with Helen - a bright, funny, sexy young Librarian who happens to be more than a little overweight. But no man is an island. Tom’s colleagues are curious about his new flame. First there is the glib, superficial Carter who tries to convince Tom that he should “stick to his own kind”. Then there is Tom’s ex girlfriend, the glamorous Jeannie who cannot fathom why she has been dumped for “that fat cow”. Just how many insults can Tom hear before he has to stand up and defend the woman he loves?
As the author himself says, the title “sort of gets to the heart of the matter right there”, but the play doesn’t stop there. In a shockingly funny critique of a society preoccupied with appearances, it boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves. This is a play about choices. Should society dictate them, or should we make them ourselves?
Previews: Thursday July 12 & Friday July 13. Opening Night: Saturday July 14.
Season continues: July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
All shows start sharp at 8pm (no latecomers admitted)
WHERE: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide
TICKETS: Previews $15/Adults $25/ Conc $20/ Fringe Benefits $15/ Groups (10+) $20/ Students $15
BOOKINGS: www.bakehousetheatre.com or CASH at the door on the night (subject to availability)
Written by Neil LaBute
Directed by Jesse Butler
Featuring Julia Mayer, Elliot Howard, Renee Gentle and Daniel McKinnon
Produced by: Peter Green
Lighting Designer: Stephen Dean
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