Theater archives

The Whale


Either one portly actor is eating himself sick or the Playwrights Horizons’ props department is already working on a series of prostheses for the protagonist of Samuel D. Hunter’s new play about a 600-pound man. Charlie is destroying himself physically—via fried chicken and hoagies—amid attempts to reconcile with his daughter.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: Oct. 12. Continues through Dec. 15, 2012