'Fat Pig' was originally an Off-Broadway production in 2004 and has since been staged in Los Angeles, London, São Paulo and Hong Kong to much acclaim and now it is Melbourne's turn to see the play that the New York Times deemed "... the most emotionally engaging and unsettling of La Bute's plays since Bash …".
Melbourne production company Lab Kelpie Productions is producing the play (it is their debut production) and they have gathered a remarkable cast and crew. The local production of 'Fat Pig' will be directed by AFI and Logie nominated actor Daniel Frederiksen and will star two-time Green Room Award nominee Lyall Brooks (The Pride Red Stitch, The Heretic MTC), Cassandra Magrath (Wolf Creek, SeaChange), Logie winner Patrick Harvey (Neighbours) and Lulu McClatchy (Bogan Pride SBS).
'Fat Pig' is widely regarded as a challenging play, as it presents a realistic portrait of our celebrity-fuelled culture and unrealistic body expectations. The bitter-sweet play centres on Tom, a young single professional who by chance meets Helen, a sweet, funny, self-confident librarian.
'Fat Pig' will play at the Chapel Off Chapel from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 20th October 2013. Performance times are as follows;