TV and Stage Stars Wolf and Anders Co-Star in LaBute's Fat Pig in L.A.

News   TV and Stage Stars Wolf and Anders Co-Star in LaBute's Fat Pig in L.A. Scott Wolf, Kirsten Vangsness, Andrea Anders and Chris Pine star in the West Coast debut of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig, which begins previews May 5 at the Geffen Playhouse.
Scot Wolf stars in Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse.
Scot Wolf stars in Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Jo Bonney — who directed the Off-Broadway run in 2004 — again stages the work for the California company. Opening is May 11 for a run currently scheduled through June 10. LaBute's tale centers on a man who is in love with a witty, intellectual and interesting woman — despite his trepidations about her weight. But can he deal with his friends and co-workers' reactions?

Wolf, best known for television roles on "Party of Five" and "Everwood," has appeared onstage in Side Man, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme and Dead End. Anders, who stars as Nicole in the CBS sitcom "The Class" and also starred in "Joey," has been seen on Broadway in The Graduate and Proof.

Pine recently starred Off-Broadway in The Atheist, and his film credits include "Smokin' Aces" and "Princess Diaries II." Vangsness' many L.A. stage credits include Mulholland Christmas Carol, Bright Room Called Day, Vangsness/McQueen and Book of Liz.

Bonney's many Off-Broadway directorial credits include Some Girls, All That I Will Ever Be, subUrbia, On the Mountain, A Soldier's Play and The Seven.

The design team includes Louisa Thompson (sets), Tina Haatainen Jones (costumes), Lap-Chi Chu (lighting) and Colbert Davis IV (sound).

LaBute's plays include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Distance From Here, The Mercy Seat, Autobahn, This Is How It Goes, Some Girls and Wrecks. He is also the writer-director of the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession," "The Shape of Things" and "Wicker Man."

Tickets to Fat Pig at the Geffen, 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Los Angeles, are on sale by calling (310) 209-1328 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.com.

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