Black Stripe Presents:Fat Pig

BLACK STRIPE THEATER is BACK!
From the same people who, over the last four years have brought you -Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, Victoria Station, The Hothouse & The Homecoming; David Mamet’s Glengarry Glenross; Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman; John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt & Caryl Churchill’s A Number – we’re now proud to announce our eighth production.
===== PERFORMANCE: BST “Fat Pig” 7/1-3 =====
Black Stripe Theater presents Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig directed by Rachel Walzer, and featuring Nerida Rand, Erick Ferman, David Mashiko and Makiko Mikami. The play opens with a situation that we are all familiar with: a man and woman meet in restaurant, they get chatting, and he asks her out. And why not, she’s delightful, bright, funny, sexy, unique… and Plus Size.
As our protagonist Tom dates Helen, we see his struggle between the love for this genuinely wonderful woman and his shame at dating someone who his friends can only see as a “fat pig”. Fat Pig is a dazzling, hilarious, painful, sexy, relevant, disturbing play which will make audiences laugh, squirm and gasp.

Show times:
July 1 at 7.30pm
July 2 at 2pm and 7.30pm
July 3 at 2pm and 7.30pm

A director’s talk will be held after the 2pm performances on July 2 and 3. Parents and teachers please note that this production is not suitable for those aged under 15 due to adult language and themes.

Tickets are 3,000yen at the door, however seating is limited at Our Space in Hatagaya, so advance reservations (2,500yen) are suggested. Contact BST by e-mail at blackstripetheater@yahoo.com, with the date/time of the show and the numbers of tickets you would like to reserve. Be sure to include your full name and contact information. Or call: 090-6009-4171.

 

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About Michaela Chatman

Michaela Chatman is the founder of Camp Roadless Summer Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp based in the Tokyo area. She has taught in Chicago, New York City, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. She has worked with children from ages 5-16. She is a dedicated fan and supporter of the arts. She performs locally in Tokyo with Kaguratei, a blues band. She is an active member in TELL:Exceptional Parents Group, Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum (JASCD), Tokyo Investment Group, and Pink Cow Connections Networking Group. For fun she organizes The Tokyo Lovers Pizza Meetup Group.
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