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Sassy, funny and ‘Fat’

Aurora Theatre play takes a look at love and stereotypes

POSTED: February 10, 2011 12:30 a.m.
Chris Bartelski /For Get Out

Jenna Tamisiea and Jacob York star in the Aurora Theatre's production of "Fat Pig" today through Feb. 27.

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Aurora Theatre continues the 2010-11 GGC Lab Series with the comically brutal "Fat Pig" by Neil LaBute running today through Feb. 27.

In the play "Fat Pig," leading man Tom is at a great place in his life. He's young, successful, sexy and in shape. Imagine his surprise when he falls for a plus-sized librarian, Helen.

The play examines whether Tom can hold onto his convictions and make the relationship work, or if he will allow stereotypes and pressure from friends and colleagues to impact his love life. "Fat Pig" is an edgy comedy where right and wrong take on a new dimension.

"Fat Pig" won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and was nominated for Laurence Olivier Awards (London) for Best New Comedy in 2005.

Some of the region's finest young talents will be making their Aurora Theatre debut with "Fat Pig." The show is under the direction of Andy Houchins, also making his Aurora Theatre debut.

The GGC Lab Series is made possible through the support of Georgia Gwinnett College. The series features contemporary works fueled by innovation, creativity and inspiration. GGC Lab performances are held in the Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Studio, which gives audiences a very intimate experience with plays that resonate particularly with young adults, our next generation of theatergoers.


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