Number three in the Cake and Conflict Staged Reading Series!
FAT PIG by Niel Labute
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms with his
own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute’s sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldy questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.
Join us to experience a show that delves deep into the issues of body shaming. A conversation long overdue, why is there an ideal beauty standard? Where does it come from? And how do you and the society deal with it?
Bring your thoughts and over some coffee or tea lets ponder this issue together!