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“Fat Pig” Addresses Society’s View of Beauty

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Article by: Joe Clark,

 LARGO, Md.—“Fat Pig,” a stage play that addresses society’s traditional view of beauty, opens Thursday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m., November 11 – 13 and November 17 – 20 at 7:30 p.m., at Queen Anne Fine Arts, Hallam Theatre. Authored by Neil LaBute, the play follows a young handsome man who has to explain his new relationship with a plus-sized woman to his shallow friends.

"This isn't a story of a fat girl. It is the story of how we allow outside relationships to interfere with our intimate relationships,” said Tammy O’Donnell, chairperson and associate professor, Communication and Theatre Department. “The media certainly plays a part in our perception of beauty, but sometimes our closest friends and family can do the most damage," she added.

“Fat Pig” is presented by the Communication and Theatre Department at Prince George’s Community College. For ticket information, call 301-546-0920 or e-mail

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