Fat Pig captured my attention before the first spoken line and whipped me around until I had to remind myself it was a drama and not real life. The acting is flawless, the characters complete and the message smarts like a slap in the face. Don't miss it! You will never see this quality performance for so little a ticket price. Bravo!...
Fat pigs was awesome
Great story and acting was very good
All actors did a good job but my favorite was Carter played by Vic Kuligoski.
He has the potential to become a name everyone recognizes.
Vic was awesome. Would recommend this play to everyone. ...
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This show is raw, powerful and poignant. It was brilliantly excuted by the actors and clearly benefits from excellent direction. It is a difficult subject to broach and one that is handled with charm, savvy and outright honesty by LaBute. The actors in this performance were nothing short of gifted. The role of Carter is done with a detestable flair that the actor is able to transfer to the audience effectively, leaving a sour taste in everyone's mouth. Jeannie is also despicable and was portrayed effectively for the most part in this show. The role of Tom is masterfully portrayed in this production. The actor draws us in and does a magnificent job of conveying his inner turmoil and pressures. The absolute stand out in this pr...
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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Powerful writing by LaBute, clean direction and emotionally charged performances make this show a HFF "Best Show" contender.
The casting is near perfect. Helen played by Sage Martin is a tour de force of emotions, power, resiliencey, vulnerability and the primary reason this show succeeds. Tom played by VonDexter Montegut displays a wit and charm that is very endearing to the audience while also showing an unease and prickly sense of self doubt and neediness from his peers.
The two together make a convincing and wholly likeable couple.
But in true LaBute fashion we are set up for the soul crushing fall.
The end of this well staged production is no surprise; it is LaBute after all, but that doesn't stop us from being taken into a devast...
A brave and bold subject to bring out from behind closed doors and lowered tones of voices.
The acting was excellent....the allowed time venue for the whole performance seemed artificially imposed and a bit tight. Another 10 minutes time would have been helpful to the actors but they excelled with what they were given. In the last scene "Helen's" performance was not a performance...it was real and it tore at my heart. ...