Psychologists believe that if people did not use theatre as a form of expression chaos would ensue, with men having soliloquies with skulls about whether to be or not, cats singing about memories all alone in the moonlight and people running around wearing amazing Technicolor dream coats. Keep the peace and enjoy an entertaining night out at the theatre with a ticket to see the play Fat Pig at On Broadway Theatre for R59.
Fat Pig is penned by internationally acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Neil LaBute and has arrived to grace local shores at the On Broadway Theatre in Long Street. This production tackles issues of body image and Hollywood ideals in a playful and thought-provoking manner and has enjoyed hugely successful runs in New York, Los Angeles and London’s West End. Fat Pig is produced by South African actress, Lee-Anne Summers and boasts a local all-star cast including Chanelle de Jager, Colin Moss and theatre veteran, Clayton Boyd. At the helm will be experienced local director, Tamryn Spiers.
The play tells the story of Tom, a thirty-something professional, who finds himself unexpectedly falling in love with Helen, a plus-sized librarian. The show follows the unlikely couple’s budding relationship and the obstacles they face in a society preoccupied with appearances. The play utilises LaBute’s renowned wit and provocative humour to present an insightful exposé on a generation obsessed with image and aesthetic ideals.
Theatre fact: A super-skilled Harpist wrote a play about the inner workings of a writer’s factory. The play revolved around five writers working furiously every day, leading to them banging their heads against their desks in frustration and the stress subsequently turning one of the writers into a ninja monkey. The play received rave reviews and international acclaim.