Fat Pig

Neil LaBute

June 9th - 24th, 2017
The Mosesian Center for the Arts

Tickets

  • General Admission: $25
  • Student Rush*: $10
*Door only. Student ID required

Show Synopsis

Smart, sexy and fat, Helen lives in a world that judges her for her weight. Her new, conventionally thin, boyfriend Tom quickly becomes enamored with her despite the condemnation of his shallow, often convincing friends that threatens their relationship. Neil LaBute's unapologetic Fat Pig bluntly addresses what people see when they look at bodies – all bodies – and which ones deserve a happy ending.

Content AdvisoryFat Pig Contains Sexual Situations and Adult Themes

Fat Pig is made possible in part by a grant from the Boston Foundation.

When & Where

Show Dates

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Venue

The Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Media & Links

Cast Announcement

Announcing the cast of Fat Pig!

Interviews with the Cast and Director

"I am extremely honored to be working on this play and on this subject matter. Performing on stage while fat, in any role that is not the butt of a joke, is a radical act." -Lindsay Eagle

Review: Boston and Beyond

"Directed by the diverse and talented Juliet Bowler, we are increasingly made aware of the shallow standards set by our society." -Susan Mulford

Review: EDGE, Boston

"There are maybe a handful of theater companies in Boston that could do justice to this play, and luckily Flat Earth Theatre has decided to take it on. Under their expertise, this play's juices run red." -Kilian Melloy

Review: Boston Theater Examiner

"With a strong cast, a funny and thoughtful script and intelligent direction, this small play takes on some big issues, without feeling preachy. Director Juliet Bowler allows the script and actors to breath, bringing life to characters and situations. Highly Recommended." -Peter Gross

Review: On Boston Stages

"The excellent cast and director Juliet Bowler are all in here, as emotionally invested an ensemble as I’ve seen in a while. The production values also have been a strong point of the troupe in recent works." -Rich Fahey

Review: Theater Mirror

"...it is the performances of its star-crossed lovers, Tom (Jordan Lindley) and Helen (Lindsay Eagle) that really drives this piece. The scenes involving the pair feel genuine, and you can feel the real bonding between them from the early flirtations to the later love scenes." -Mike Hoban

Review: Joyce's Choices

"Lindsay Eagle and Jordan Lindley are terrific separately and together. Eagle is exceedingly appealing in every way, physically and emotionally... I was transfixed by the vulnerability of these performances, and the fearless way the play takes no prisoners." -Joyce Kulhawik

WGBH: Arts This Week

"They're really spectacular performances that catapult you right into the uglier parts of human nature." -Jared Bowen
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