Fat Pig
Fat Pig
Old Mill Theatre
Old Mill Theatre
10 Feb 2017 to 25 Feb 2017
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Tickets - Tickets are $25, $20 concession book on 9367 8719, oldmilltheatre@iinet.net.au or at http://oldmilltheatre.com.au/tickets.
Duration - 120

AN AWARD-winning comedy that takes a politically incorrect look at our obsession with appearance is the Old Mill Theatre’s first season of 2017.

Written by Neil LaBute and directed by Les Hart, Fat Pig focuses on a good-looking young man who becomes involved with a plus-sized librarian.

When Tom falls in love with Helen, he is ecstatic – but is conflicted when his work colleague is highly insulting about the relationship due to Helen’s weight and appearance.

The play follows Tom and Helen’s journey through a poignant and eye-opening production that hits on the topics of outside influences on decision-making and the human tendency to choose beauty over substance.

Winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, LaBute was inspired to write Fat Pig after an experiment with dieting – as his weight decreased so did his focus on writing.

Hart said the play will challenge audiences about some of their prejudices.

“In this case, the focus is on size ...more
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