Written by Neil LaBute
Directed by Brad Myers
November 1 through 9, 2019
(All performances at 7:30 p.m. except for 2:00 p.m. matinee on Nov. 3rd. No Performance Nov. 4th)
The Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre (Speech Arts Building at Fresno State)
About the play:
“Cow.” “Slob.” “Pig.” 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 plus-sized and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, Tom comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.