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Fat Pig

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 2m

Neil LaBute

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 (altho…

Also published in the volume Neil Labute Plays 2

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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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, he finally 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 also boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.

Also published in the volume Neil Labute Plays 2

  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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"The most emotionally engaging and unsettling of Mr. LaBute's plays since Bash ... A serious step forward for a playwright who has always been most comfortable with judgmental distance." Ben Brantley, New York Times

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