Hubby and I went to see Pangdemonium’s new show ‘Fat Pig’ on Valentine’s weekend. I really hope it wasn’t a coded message cos he bought the tickets…
It’s a funny show, following a spineless yet loveable guy who falls for an overweight but charming librarian.
This American play by Neil La Bute won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play in 2005 and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. So it’s not a new play but it’s brilliantly acted, with great stage design. It still feels fresh and the first scene is particularly strong.
I’m not sure the play really says anything new, and it takes a little too long to explore the subject matter, but it challenges preconceptions about the stigma of being fat. And it’s great to see an attractive, overweight character who’s perfectly happy with her weight, until of course some loser, insecure guy tugs at her heart strings!
I’m embarrassed to say I spent most of the play trying to work out if the actress Frances Lee (who’s excellent) was wearing a fat suit! I know, terrible…
I won’t give the end away and definitely encourage everyone in Spore to see it. It’s good fun and it’s on till March 2nd at the DBS Arts Centre in Robertson’s Quay.