The Paragon of Pigs
Fri. Apr, 26 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat. Apr, 27 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun. Apr, 28 2019 - 2:30pm
The Paragon of Pigs, a fairy tale and play by Fred Nelson.
An Absurd Comedy
The peace and quiet of the Johnson family home and their small rural Iowa community is shattered when terrorists derail the grain train and blow up the manure lagoon at the pig factory. Pig sh*t flies everywhere and floods the town (thank goodness the Johnson’s home is on high ground and downwind from the manure spill). The FBI’s Illegal Farms Division springs into action, interrogating the Johnson family. When a potted tomato plant (without a genetic license) is found in the house the Johnson family is arrested. Their secret pig farm in the basement goes undetected until the Hog Liberation Army frees the pigs. In order to survive in the human world the pigs assume the identity of the Johnson family (relishing the use of beds and eating cookies). The craziness that follows could only be the result of genetic modification and corporate agriculture gone amuck. The pigs pass as people, even fooling Grandpa who has boated up the manure spill from Des Moines. As the genetic war heats the “pig family” attempts to free their confined comrades at the pig factory. In a final apocalyptic confrontation with the FBI SWAT unit confusion reigns: Who are the pigs, who are the people– and who has been modifying what?
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- Ann Wilkinson