Fat Pig

Synopsis

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love?

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for ‘Outstanding Off-Broadway Play’, and nominated for the Olivier Award for ‘Best New Comedy’, FAT PIG tells the story of Tom (Gavin Yap), a handsome, young professional who meets a sweet-natured, sexy, funny and intelligent girl named Helen (Frances Lee) – who just happens to be “plus-sized”. Tom finds himself irresistibly attracted to Helen and her refreshingly self-deprecating acceptance of the way people see her, and to his own surprise, he is soon head over heels in love with her.

But for reasons he cannot explain or even admit to himself, Tom finds it necessary to keep the object of his desires a secret from his friends.

His obnoxious best friend Carter (Zachary Ibrahim), and his on-off girlfriend Jeannie (Elizabeth Lazan), both become obsessively curious about Tom’s new, mysterious lover. As Tom and Helen fall deeper and deeper in love, and Carter and Jeannie get closer and closer to the truth, the course of true love is going to get messy – BIG time.

Directed by Tracie Pang, FAT PIG is a most unique “rom-com”: a laugh- out-loud-and-immediately-feel-guilty-for-laughing comedy of manners, a bittersweet love story, and a sly observation of our prejudices and taboos.

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Credits

Written by
Neil LaBute

Directed by
Tracie Pang

Starring
Zachary Ibrahim
Elizabeth Lazan
Frances Lee
Gavin Yap

DBS Arts Centre
13 Feb - 2 Mar 2014

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