DATE: 1 February, 2015
TIME: 2-5 pm
PLACE: The FinnBrit Language Centre, Fredrikinkatu 20A (MAP)
This Spring, The Finn-Brit Players will be staging Neil LaBute's Fat Pig, directed by Stina Halmetoja. There will be a run of performances between 17 and 26 April on the Puoli-Q stage at Q-teatteri. The rehearsals (mostly on weekends) will run from early February until the theatre run starts.
We are looking for 4 actors, 2 males and 2 females, between the ages of 25 and 40. One of the female roles is strictly for someone plus-sized.
Tom is a nice guy with a bad dating track record who randomly meets Helen, a plus-size girl with a big personality and an even bigger heart. What will Tom's workmates Carter, the office clown and a-hole, and Jeannie from accounting, whom Tom used to date, make of Helen?
A dark comedy about relationships and dating, Fat Pig is a brutally funny depiction of human insecurities in action. It also has a surprisingly emotional core, which forces audiences to examine their own attitudes.
"Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but also questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves."