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Profiles Theatre
4139-4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
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8 reviews
2 stars
Ate at the Thai restaurant across the street. Tasty, affordable food and friendly service.
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2 stars
late Sat & Sun afternoons, I found free street parking less than a block away
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"Fat Pig"
134 ratings
4.2 average rating
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49 events
17 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 29 2007

Great Play, Great performances - I loved it. It was a play that made you think and made you feel. Small theatre companies doing great work is what makes Chicago great.

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2 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 19 2007

Very interesting story, just a bit over acted.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Striking and bold, it’s one of Neil LaBute’s best plays. This is a gripping show that should be a bit hit for Profiles!” —Chicago Tribune_, Critic’s Pick
“A splendidly acted, pitch-perfect Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre!” —Chicago Sun Times_, Highly Recommended
“Darrell W. Cox and Deborah Hearst are superb.” -Chicago Reader_, Critic’s Choice
“One of the year’s most unsettlingly funny, viscerally wrenching plays. Don’t Miss!” —Time Out Chicago_, Critic’s Pick
“LaBute holds up an uncompromising mirror.  Fat Pig is a stimulating show in excellent hands at Profiles!” —
Copley News Service
, Four Stars
“Profiles Theatre handles Neil LaBute’s darkly funny play beautifully!” -
Daily Herald

“LaBute’s punchy and honest dialogue is sparked by his keen ear for dead-on realistic speech. Profiles’ production is beautifully directed and perfectly cast!” —Jonathan Abarbanel, WBEZ and Windy City Times
“Profiles, under Joe Jahraus’ exceptionally tight and confident direction, makes its audiences face tough truths. Fat Pig should be running for quite a while!” —Talkin’ Broadway


Neil LaBute is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and film director. In 1993, he premiered his play “In The Company of Men.” Afterward, he taught drama and film at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he adapted and filmed the play, launching his career as a film director. The film won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival and several other major awards at various film festivals, as well as the New York Film Critics Circle. His next film, “Your Friends and Neighbors,” was based on his earlier play, “Lepers,” which received its World Premiere in Chicago in 1992.