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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!”

“Highly Recommended! A splendidly acted, pitch-perfect Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre!”

“Highly Recommended! Darrell W. Cox and Deborah Hearst are superb. Critic’s Choice!”

“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!”

Show Details

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

4147 N Broadway St,



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