“Cow.” “Slob.” “Pig.” How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, Tom comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.
Directed by Jess Wilson and presented by the WatermelonAlligator Theatre Company.
The cast for Fat Pig features Garrett Olson of Pembroke as Tom, Ian Rubinstein of Bourne as Carter, Victoria Smith of Falmouth as Jeannie, and Jess Wilson of Onset as Helen.
Fat Pig was written by Neil LaBute as part of a trilogy of plays with the overarching theme of society’s superficiality and the grip it has on many of us, alongside The Shape Of Things and Reasons To Be Pretty. Described by LaBute himself as “a study in weakness,” the play explores what it means to love, and whether one man can be honest and truthful in that love.
Content Advisory: Fat Pig Contains Sexual Situations and Adult Themes
April 5-22 in the Black Box Theater
April 5-7, Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
April 12-15, Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
April 19-22, Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30, Sat & Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for members