'Fat Pig' now booking to the 26 Feb 2005

Mon 10 Jan 2005 'Fat Pig' now booking to the 26 Feb 2005 MCC Theater announces a second 3-week extension of Neil La Bute's Fat Pig, which is now booking at the Lucille Lortel Theatre to the 26 Feb 2005. The world premiere of Fat Pig opened on the 15 Dec 2004, following previews from 23 Nov. Jessica Capshaw joins the cast as 'Jeannie' beginning from the 17 Jan, taking over from Keri Russell who plays her final performance on January 15. Jessica Capshaw completed a two year run as attorney 'Jamie Stringer' on the TV series, 'The Practice'. Fat Pig will mark her NY stage debut. Steven Pasquale recently took over the role of 'Tom' from Jeremy Piven on the 5 Jan. His off-Broadway credits include 'The Spitfire Grill',' Spinning Into Butter', 'The Wild Party' and 'A Man of No Importance'. Cast: Ashlie Atkinson (Helen), Andrew McCarthy (Carter), Steven Pasquale (Tom), Jessica Capshaw (Jeannie) Fat Pig is directed by Jo Bonney, with design by Louisa Thompson, lighting by Matt Frey, and costumes by Mimi O'Donnell. Synopsis: What do you do when you meet the love of your life and shes more than you ever imagined - about seventy-five pounds more? In Neil LaBute's comedy of manners, Fat Pig, Tom (Jeremy Piven) is falling for Helen (Ashlie Atkinson) a bright, sexy woman who happens to be "generously proportioned." She challenges his mind and makes him laugh. Trouble is, his friends are laughing too. Forced to defend his new relationship and bear the brunt of insults from Jeannie (Keri Russell) and Carter (Andrew McCarthy), Tom must come to terms with his own preconceptions of conventional good looks. In the age of no carbs, nip tucks and extreme makeovers, will Tom destroy his chance for true happiness?

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