Old Mill Theatre presents Fat Pig

Carter (Steven Hounsome) and Helen (Briana Dunn) in Fat Pig at the Old Mill Theatre.
Carter (Steven Hounsome) and Helen (Briana Dunn) in Fat Pig at the Old Mill Theatre.

AN AWARD-winning comedy that takes a politically incorrect look at our obsession with appearance is the Old Mill Theatre’s first season of 2017.

Written by Neil LaBute and directed by Les Hart, Fat Pig focuses on a good-looking young man who becomes involved with a plus-sized librarian.

When Tom falls in love with Helen, he is ecstatic – but is conflicted when his work colleague is highly insulting about the relationship due to Helen’s weight and appearance.

The play follows Tom and Helen’s journey through a poignant and eye-opening production that hits on the topics of outside influences on decision-making and the human tendency to choose beauty over substance.

Winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, LaBute was inspired to write Fat Pig after an experiment with dieting – as his weight decreased so did his focus on writing.

Old Mill Theatre, South Perth, Western Australia, Australia