Chatham Community Players’ black box series, One Weekend Only, kicks off its 2nd Season holding auditions for Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig", directed by Doug McLaughlin. One Weekend Only was born of the desire to find a dedicated place at the theater for a different kind of production. These shows have smaller casts, smaller sets, and are staged up close our audiences. The subject matter may be challenging. The humor may be on the dark side. The drama may be intense.
Auditions will be held on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 pm at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave. Chatham, NJ. Performances are January 12-14, 2024 with rehearsals to begin in November. Actors will be asked to read from sides provided below at the audition and asked to check in by 7:30, unless previously arranged with the production team.
Looking for Ms. Right, Tom meets Helen and is bowled over by her wit, her intellect and her interest. There’s one catch: Helen is overweight. Overcoming his own bias for her love, Tom doesn’t account for the reaction of friends and co-workers, forcing a man to choose between the woman he loves and how others perceive her. A love story that examines the extent with which we allow vanity, peer pressure, and perception to determine our self-worth.
- Tom - The plot's protagonist, Early to mid-30’s. Stereotypical man for his age group until he meets Helen, who he falls in love with. Good-looking, pleasant, easily influenced by others. Appears in one scene in swimwear.
- Carter - Tom's closest friend at the office. Early to mid-30’s. Carter represents the selfish and shallow qualities that Tom is trying to overcome. Carter is the play's consummate antagonist.
- Jeannie - Another co-worker at Tom's unnamed office firm. Early to mid-30’s. She and Tom used to date, but Tom was never fully committed. Jeannie's self-confidence is damaged because Tom dumps her for a "fat girl." Appears in one scene in a bathing suit.
- The role of Helen has been cast.