LaBute’s razor-sharp comedy tells the story of Tom (Josh Hamilton), a very eligible bachelor who falls for the beautiful, bright and plus-sized Helen. Tom is overjoyed with his new relationship but his shallow co-workers are less enthusiastic. Tom shrugs off their objections but eventually the cruel jabs of his acerbic friend Carter (Dane Cook) and Jeannie, a former flame, force him to question his own values and the importance of conventional good looks. The bitingly funny Fat Pig is Neil LaBute’s candid and unapologetic depiction of our obsession with image and cookie cutter beauty.
Fat Pig had its world premiere at MCC Theater in 2004, where it won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. It has enjoyed several successful productions in major cities including Los Angeles, Boston and, as noted above, in London’s West End.