Fat Pig

Fat Pig

May 16 - June 24, 2018
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Written by Neil LaBute
Directed by Jo Bonney
Featuring Chrissy Metz
Additional casting to be announced.

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you 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 also happens to be plus-sized. Forced to explain his new relationship to his friends who think that size does matter, Tom faces an impossible choice in LaBute’s “most emotionally engaging and unsettling play.” – The New York Times

Fat Pig is returning to the Geffen, where it made its West Coast debut in 2007, with a revised script and a new ending for 2018. Jo Bonney, who helmed the Off-Broadway production in 2004 and the Geffen’s 2007 production, will direct. 

“Not long after Fat Pig’s extended run at the Geffen, I decided to expand the play to include another office scene and a varied take on the ending. Both of these additions give new voice to the female characters in particular, yet I have never allowed the material to be added to a production until now. I have waited for a revival that excited me and that I could be an intimate part of, and I’ve now found that opportunity in the return of this play to its Los Angeles home.” – Neil LaBute.

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Meet The Artists

NEIL LaBUTE (Playwright)
Geffen Playhouse productions include Reasons to be Pretty (2014); a new adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie (2013); The Break of Noon (2011, co-world premiere with MCC Theater) and the West Coast premieres of Wrecks starring Ed Harris (2010), Some Girl(s) (2008) and Fat Pig (2007). Theater credits also include Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Shape of Things (Almeida Theatre, Promenade Theatre); The Distance from Here (MCC Theater, Almeida Theatre); The Mercy Seat (MCC Theater, Almeida Theatre); Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (MCC Theater); Autobahn (MCC Theater); This is How it Goes (Donmar Warehouse, Public Theater); Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bush Theatre); In a Dark Dark House (MCC Theater, Almeida Theatre); In a Forest, Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre, Profiles Theatre); The Heart of the Matter (MCC Theater); Woyzeck – adaptation (Schauspielhaus Zurich); Things We Said Today (Profiles Theatre, Sala Beckett); The Furies/The New Testament/Romance (59E59); The Great War (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Taming of the Shrew - additional scenes (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Short Ends (Open Fist Theatre); Lovely Head (Spoleto Festival-Italy, Fringe Festival-Madrid, La Mama); In The Beginning (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre Row); Reasons to be Happy (MCC Theater); Good Luck (In Farsi) (59E59); Over The River And Through The Woods (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); Pick One (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Young Vic); One Day Like This (American Academy of Dramatic Arts); Here We Go ‘Round The Mulberry Bush (59E59); The Money Shot (MCC Theater); The Way We Get By (Second Stage); All The Ways To Say Goodbye (MCC Theater) and How To Fight Loneliness (Utah Shakespeare Festival). Film includes: In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things, The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace, Death at a Funeral, Some Girl(s), Some Velvet Morning, Dirty Weekend; and the shorts Tumble, After-School Special, Sexting, Denise, Double or Nothing, Bench Seat, Sweet Nothings, BFF, It’s Okay, 10K and Black Chicks. Television includes: Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Showtime); Full Circle, Ten X Ten and Billy & Billie (Directv); and Van Helsing (SYFY). Fiction includes: Seconds of Pleasure (Faber & Faber).

JO BONNEY (Director)
Jo Bonney has directed premieres of plays by Alan Ball, Eric Bogosian, Culture Clash, Eve Ensler, Jessica Goldberg, Danny Hoch, Neil LaBute, Warren Leight, Martyna Majok, Lynn Nottage, Dael Orlandersmith, Suzan-Lori Parks, Darci Picoult, John Pollono, Will Power, David Rabe, Jose Rivera, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Christopher Shinn, Diana Son, Universes, Naomi Wallace and Michael Weller, and productions of plays by Caryl Churchill, Nilo Cruz, Anna Deavere Smith, Charles Fuller, Lisa Loomer, John Osborne, Carey Perloff and Lanford Wilson. She has directed at American Repertory Theater, Performance Space 122, Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage Theater, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, MCC Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Signature Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, New Group, Classic Stage Company, Humana Festival, Royal Court Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Market Theatre, Baxter Theatre Centre and Cine 13. She is the recipient of a Lucille Lortel Best Musical and Lucille Lortel Best Revival, a Drama Desk nomination for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, an Audelco Award for Father Comes Home from the Wars, an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction and a Lilly Award.

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Profanity, discussion of sexual subject matter