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Update February 28: The Charleston City Paper's Michael Smallwood had a chance to catch a performance of "Fat Pig" and deems this play one that should be seen by everybody.
Both the message and the production get two thumbs up.
Read the review here.
Update February 23: The Footlight Players are set for their opening night of "Fat Pig" which is coming at you on Thursday, February 24th at 9 p.m.
With Fat Pig, Neil LaBute asks the question: How do other peoples’ judgments affect the choices we make? Tom, a young corporate go-getter, falls head over heels for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow friends and co-workers, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks.
Fat Pig is playing February 24, 25, 26; March 3, 4, 5 at 9 pm. Purchase tickets online or call (843) 722-4487. Tickets are $10 Thursday; $15 Friday/Saturday.
First reporting: The Footlighter Players are holding open auditions this weekend for the upcoming performances of 'Fat Pig' By Neil LaBute.
Here's a bit about the play to get your creative juices flowing:
How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be a plus-sized - and then some! Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, Tom finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Playing February 24-March 5.
At the auditions potential cast members will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Please bring a close up picture of yourself to attach to the provided audition form.
The roles up for grabs are as follows:
- Helen - 20s to 40s attractive, curvy, plus size woman who is comfortable in her body
- Tom - 20s to 40s physically fit, vain about his appearance
- Carter - 20s to 40s appearance is important to him but all body types will work
- Jeanie - very fit, incredibly concerned with her looks, modelesque
Auditions will take place on both January 9th and 10th at the Footlight Players theatre located at 20 Queen Street.