WindhamTheatre Guild presents the Fractured Theatre Series first production: Fat Pig by 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 (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.
Fat Pig premiered off-Broadway in 2004. Hailed as a provocative comedy that makes you think, it received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Comedy in 2005.
Fat Pig represents what Fracture Theatre @ WTG hopes to provide: productions that may make you laugh, cry, shake your fists in anger, ponder and invoke conversations. Deemed as the “edgy little cousin” of the Windham Theatre Guild, Fractured Theatre shows are those productions that mat not quite fit a main Stage season, but provide a new outlet for more risqué, contemporary pieces for audiences, young and old.
Under the direction of Jim York, Fat Pig will be performed by newcomers to the Burton Leavitt stage…Justin Smith, Elizabeth Reynolds, Aaron L. Scwartz and WTG familiar favorite Meg Clifton. Performances are Friday and Saturday, March 2nd & 3rd at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 4th at 2:00pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. Tickets are $19 for Adults, $16 for students/seniors and $12 for children under $12. UConn/ECSU/QVCC students $14 with ID. For reservations, call 860-423-2245 or visit windhamtheatreguild.org.
Robin Rice/WTG Publicity