'Fat Pig' announces full cast.
Mon 25 Oct 2004 'Fat Pig' announces full cast. The MCC Theatre Company have announced the full cast for their world premiere production of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig Fat Pig opens 15 Dec 2004 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, following previews from 23 Nov 2004 Cast: Ashlie Atkinson (Helen), Andrew McCarthy (Carter), Jeremy Piven (Tom), Keri Russell (Jeannie) It is directed by Jo Bonney, it has design by Louisa Thompson, lighting by Matt Frey , and costumes by Mimi ODonnell. Synopsis: Heavy. Fat. Chunky. Tubby. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question upon meeting Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be 'generously proportioned.' Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. MCC Theatre Company and Neil LaBute have worked together on other productions. MCC THEATER premiered the US production of LaBute's 'The Distance From Here', which was directed by Michael Grief and featured Anna Paquin. In March of 2004, LaBute wrote and directed a 'Autobahn', a staged-reading benefit for MCC of five new, one act-plays, all set inside a car. In November 2002, MCC presented the critically acclaimed, sold-out run of LaBute's 9/11 drama 'The Mercy Seat', which stared Liev Schreiber and Sigourney Weaver.
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