The Arena Players Repertory Theater will present Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, on Friday, May 19, at 8:00 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater. The theater is located at the Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y.
Tickets for Friday and Sunday shows are $20, and $18 for seniors (60 and older). Saturday tickets are $25 (no senior discount). For more information and to purchase tickets, call 516-293-0674 or 516-557-1207. Visit arenaplayers.org
Other performances will be given on Saturday, May 20, at 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, May 14 and 21, at 3:00 p.m.
Fat Pig centers on Tom, a typical young professional who becomes involved in a relationship with a plus-sized librarian, Helen. Tom is conflicted with the realization that his work associate, Carter, is highly insulting about the relationship due to Helen’s weight and appearance. The play follows the journey of their relationship through a poignant, and eye-opening production that hits on the topics of outside influence on a person’s every decision.
Fat Pig premiered off-Broadway in 2004. Hailed as a provocative comedy that makes the audience think, the play received the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.