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Fat Pig

ensemble theatre · anglertheatre · Ages 14+ · United States

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June 25, 2014 original article

My overall impression

Neil Labute effectively captures the portrait of a person who looks like an adult, and dresses like an adult, but is actually a child. Tom – stand-in for all men – has fallen in love with Helen, an overweight woman, and cannot keep from being embarrassed by that fact, despite knowing that he is wrong. His co-worker, frat boy Carter, takes particular delight in this while simultaneously trying to convince Tom to do better. Tom tries to be “what he believes,” to stand proudly by his woman, but ultimately fails, too concerned with outward appearances. (This is no spoiler for anyone familiar with Labute’s view of humanity.)

While provocative, and even necessary, Fat Pig is unfortunately poorly plotted…

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