Thursday, March 03, 2011

Fat Pig

I read a play by Neal LaBute today: Fat Pig.

I've been avoiding LaBute, because even the positive reviews put me off.

Spoiler Alert.

It's about a young man who falls in love with a distinctly overweight young woman. His co-workers are very disapproving. So he breaks up with her, telling her that he is too weak to withstand the social pressure.

What a downer. It seemed like kind of an afternoon-special in reverse, designed to provoke.

Easy to follow,
and nicely paced,
but  leaves a hollow

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