‘Fat Pig’ (Carter): “All I’m saying is this…”

Fat Pig by Neil LaBute monologues

'Fat Pig' by Neil LaBute

From: Play

Type: Dramedy

Character: Carter: Tom's closest friend at the office and the consummate antagonizer.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 20's | 30's

Summary: Carter tries to convince Tom that he's only young once

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CARTER: All I’m saying is this . . . Do what you want. If you like this girl, then don’t listen to a god— word anybody says, Not one. (Beat) But you’ve got your whole life to be a positive person, okay? To do some good in the community and be a bighearted fellow or whatever. Overlook people’s flaws and plant saplings and s—. But you’re only young once. Handsome and youthful and vibrant. So don’t f— it up, that is all I’m telling you here. Don’t take a complete dump on your one moment in the sun . . . (Beat) Not for somebody like her.

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