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About This Show

Fat Pig is Neil LaBute’s award-winning and bitingly funny romance about love in the modern age of body image and peer pressure. Tom is a young career guy who hits it off with Helen, a bright, sexy woman who happens to be plus-sized – and then some. As he reluctantly finds himself falling in love with Helen, Tom’s colleagues are brutally cruel in their assessment of his new mate. LaBute probes our carb-counting, extreme makeover nation by asking tough questions. How much has our relentless pursuit of beauty turned us into an uglier species?
“One of the best shows of 2006!”
-Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, TimeOut, Copley News Service

“Critics’ Pick! Striking and bold, it’s one of Neil LaBute’s best plays. This is a gripping show that should be a bit hit for Profiles!”
-Chris Jones, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Highly Recommended! A splendidly acted, pitch-perfect Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre!”
-Hedy Weiss, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“Highly Recommended! Darrell W. Cox and Deborah Hearst are superb. Critic’s Choice!”
-Jack Helbig, CHICAGO READER

“Critic’s Pick! One of the year’s most unsettlingly funny, viscerally wrenching plays. Don’t Miss!”
-Christopher Piatt, TIME OUT CHICAGO

“***1/2! Profiles Theatre handles Neil LaBute’s darkly funny play beautifully!”
-Barbara Vitello, DAILY HERALD

“LaBute’s punchy and honest dialogue is sparked by his keen ear for dead-on realistic speech. Profiles’ production is beautifully directed and perfectly cast!”
-Jonathan Abarbanel, WBEZ and WINDY CITY TIMES

“Profiles, under Joe Jahraus’ exceptionally tight and confident direction, makes its audiences face tough truths. FAT PIG should be running for quite a while!”
-John Olson, TALKIN’ BROADWAY

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: September 14, 2006 Final Performance: April 1, 2007
Location: Profiles Theatre, Illinois

4147 N Broadway St,

Chicago,

60613

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