“Fat Pig” by Neil Labute: There is Love, Emotions, Feelings And Food At Stake

Performing Arts
Saturday, 6th July 2024
From 7:00pm to 8:45pm (IST)
Rs. 499/- onwards


On a beautiful sunny afternoon, a funny charming encounter leads to an ignition of romantic sparks between a handsome, successful corporate employee, Yash, and an unapologetically confident plus-size librarian, Helen. 

As their love blooms, Yash is faced with ridicule and harsh judgment over several occasions about his love life and choices, from his best buddy, Karan, and an old flame, Janhvi. 

Will Yash defy the society's norms or give in to it? Will genuine love and compassion withstand peer pressure or will the latter emerge victorious?



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