Saturday, October 18, 2008

Theater: Fat Pig

I saw this play at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End on Thursday night with some friends from the Policy Studies Institute.

Despite claims on the website that this is a comedy (something one also might expect based on the name of the theater that is hosting it) it is really a biting social commentary with a healthy portion of jokes to smooth the ride. The ending is emotionally brutal. The writing is excellent, the set clever, the music between scenes too loud, and the acting generally excellent. They even had mint chip ice cream available at intermission.

But you'll like it better if you do not come in expecting to be laughing as you exit.