Fat Pig

ensemble theatre · anglertheatre · Ages 14+ · United States

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SANDRA LAVENDER certified reviewer June 15, 2014
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!... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON cinesnatch.blogspot.com certified reviewer June 25, 2014
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... Please read the rest of the rev... full review
DAN AMERMAN certified reviewer June 10, 2014
This show was so awesome - great performances in a small up close setting. I was totally emotionally distraught by the end. Definitely check this show out!!!... full review
BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: college
If this show were to succeed in doing what I hope it intends to do, it would need to be centered around the female character. Unfortunately, the audience is asked to follow the story of the man whom she dates. This show should be marketed as a tragedy, because every character's potential strength is slain by the end. The cast is well-rehearsed, and the show moves quickly.... full review
STEVE MADAR certified reviewer June 17, 2014
"Rare is the dude who is willing to stand up for the shit he believes in," says Carter in this, the best of all Neil LaBute plays, and this stands as the crux of almost all of his work. This is a very capably acted and directed production of this show and I would recommend it to anyone who has never seen a Neil LaBute play or enjoys his work. The actors do a great job of not sinking into pettiness and cynicism and retain their heart throughout this production.... full review
AMIR KORANGY certified reviewer June 21, 2014
Clear, uncluttered direction and well considered, beautifully nuanced performances make this a must see. Congratulations to all involved on a meticulously crafted and throughly engaging show. ... full review
CARRIE W certified reviewer June 22, 2014
Very good acting and directing. A must see play. Neil LaBute's characters can be very challenging to the actors. I particularly liked the performance of Vic Kuligoski who played Carter. He brought the play to life and sustained the momentum of the play - an actor to keep your eye on.... full review