Fat Pig

Fat Pig Lab KelpieBoy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy is handsome and charming. Girl is sweet and intelligent…and twice his size.

Lab Kelpie presents Fat Pig by one of America’s most provocative writers, Neil Labute. A razor sharp poignant comedy, Fat Pig takes a savage and incorrect look at our obsession with appearance when it opens at Chapel Off Chapel this October.

When Tom falls in love with his plus-sized Helen he is ecstatic, yet there’s no way he can tell his fat-phobic colleagues about their romance.

Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks

Under the direction of AFI and Logie-nominated actor Daniel Frederiksen, Lab Kelpie are proud to present this heart-breakingly cruel tale about our need for truth, our need to be liked and the crazy things that happen when these collide.

Neil LaBute is a critically acclaimed writer-director for both the stage and screen. His works include the plays The Distance From Here and Bash. His films include The Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, as well as the play and film adaption of The Shape of Things.

Director: Daniel Frederiksen  Cast: Lyall Brooks, Cassandra Magrath, Patrick Harvey and Lulu McClatchy Set Design: Peter Mumford Sound & Lighting: Tanje Ruddick  Produced by Adam Fawcett & Lyall Brooks

Fat Pig
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 9 – 20 October 2013
Bookings: (03) 8290 7000 or online at: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

For more information, visit: www.labkelpie.com for details.

Image: by Sarah Walker