The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig Cherry The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig Dwight The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig Judgment The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig Explosion The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig Lovers The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig Floyd The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig Locked Door The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig My Mamas Pearls The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig The End

All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig

Available from Dramatic Publishing
Cast size: 5 (3M, 2W)
Floyd Blevins thirties; night manager of the Quik Mart
Dwight Omuhundro thirties; local deputy
Connie Blevins thirties; Floyd’s church secretary wife
Cherry Blevins thirties; waitress at the local pancake house
Judge fifties; the local circuit court judge
NOTE: The Judge is heard in voice-over only.

Synopsis

Cherry Blevins’ house has burned down – her second house in five years. While trying to help save Cherry’s 300 lbs. pet pig Fatty from the flames, Cherry’s brother Floyd and his wife Connie are arrested for assault by Deputy Dwight Omuhundro. Did they truly assault Dwight? What started the fire? And why, in God’s name, was Cherry keeping a pig for a pet?! As these four characters tell their version of what happened that night, they discover that in their attempt to rescue Fatty the Pig, they may have miraculously saved themselves.

One Act
Approximate Running Time: 1h 20min

Production History

2008 Finalist in Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig was first produced in 2009 as a mini-production by Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director.