Fat Pig Opens This Week

Fat Pig

Fat Pig

Jesse nominated actor Michael Scholar Jr. takes the Director’s reigns for “Fat Pig”, with actors Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Helen), Aaron Craven (Carter), Jennifer Mawhinney (Jeannie),and Lawrence Haegert (Tom) giving compelling performances filled with realism and passion. “Fat Pig” also features designs by Itai Erdel (Lighting) and Naomi Sider (Costume and set Design) with poster design by Dion Johnstone and website design by Richard Johnson. – Fat Pig website

The Vancouver premiere of Fat Pig by Neil LaBute opens May 20 on Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright St. There is not much physical violence in the piece, but I consulted for the stage combat. I also watched a full run of the show. The writing is by turns hilarious and heart-wrenching. With news piling up every day about the obesity epidemic, it is important to see theatre that reminds us that fat people are first and foremost people. The acting is strong from all four performers, the timing is tight, and the emotional connections are touching.

I loved working with the talented cast, and I can’t wait to see opening night. Hopefully I’ll see you there.

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  • May 18, 2009

    […] Fat Pig Opens This Week | PlayFighting The Vancouver premiere of Fat Pig by Neil LaBute opens May 20 on Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright St. There is not much physical violence in the piece, but I consulted for the stage combat. I also watched a full run of the show. The writing is by turns hilarious and heart-wrenching. With news piling up every day about the obesity epidemic, it is important to see theatre that reminds us that fat people are first and foremost people. The acting is strong from all four performers, the timing is tight, and the emotional connections are touching. […]

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