Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Theatre Production Fat Pig Tackles Body Image, Acceptance of Others March 5-8 at Lab Theatre

KINGSVILLE - February 26, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Fat Pig

KINGSVILLE (February 26, 2007) —When Tom falls in love with plus-sized Helen, his shallow friends offer nothing but criticism. Is it enough to make Tom give up a good thing? This is the premise of Fat Pig, a sharply drawn look at conventional ideals of beauty from playwright Neil LaBute, to be performed at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Monday-Thursday, March 5-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab Theatre, room 123 of the Drama Arts Building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Women's Enrichment Advisory Council. This play is a Women's History Month Activity.

This play is intended for mature audiences. Admission is $3.

Senior theatre arts major Lyn Sanchez of Kingsville directs this production. Previous A&M-Kingsville stage credits include directing The Toby Show and acting in Boy’s Life and Sorority Sisters from Hell.

The cast of Fat Pig is as follows:

Christi Rodriguez, a senior theatre arts major from Orange Grove, plays Helen. Previously, Rodriguez performed in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The part of Tom is played by Barry Berryhill of Kingsville, a Texas A&M-Kingsville alumnus. His acting credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Over the River and Through the Woods.

Heraclio Gonzalez, a junior radio/television major from Kingsville, plays Carter. His previous stage credits include Aladdin and Boy’s Life.

Jinnelle Aguilar, a senior theatre arts major from Sandia, plays Jeannie. Her stage credits include Boy’s Life and Electra.

More information on Fat Pig is available at 361-593-3401.

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