The Valencia College Theater is proud to present Neil LaBute’s hilarious and biting comedy, “Fat Pig,” premiering June 6, and running through June 16.
The play, which depicts the budding romance between Tom, an upwardly mobile corporate type, and Helen, a plus-sized librarian, balances black humor and social commentary. Its “dissection of how societal pressures affect relationships is astute and up-to-the-minute relevant,” says the New York Post.
LaBute’s caustic, hilarious and touching comedy not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty, but also boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves. The play is a distinctly comic and politically incorrect observation of the world around us.
Valencia College Theater presents this brilliant contemporary work by LaBute in a production directed by John DiDonna, with set design by Greg Loftus, lighting design by Kristin Abel and costume design by Kayleigh Raymondo. The cast includes Chris Markcity, Olivia Richardson, Andrew Romano and Jessica Meguiar.
All performances will be in the Valencia College Black Box Theater, located on Valencia’s East Campus in Building 3. Curtain times will be 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Sunday performances will begin at 2 p.m. Special talk-back with cast and director slated for Friday, June 14, after the production.
General admission tickets cost $12. Senior citizens, Valencia faculty, staff and students may purchase tickets for $10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.valenciacollege.edu/arts.
Use the code “VALENCIAWEB” for a $2 discount on each ticket. The discount is for online purchases only. Tickets and more information are also available by calling the college box office at 407-582-2900.
Seating is limited in the Black Box Theater, so advance purchase is advised. The play is performed without intermission.
Please note: The play contains adult subject matter and language that may not be suitable for children.
Valencia’s East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.