‘Thin Man, Fat Man is a sinister and grotesque exploration of greed and exploitation. Two Laurel and Hardyesque men sit in hospital; one is rich, controlling, powerful and fat while the other is poor, thin, hungry and powerless. As the fat man exploits the thin man’s misery, he is blithely unaware of the monstrous power of the thin man’s hunger.
‘Hunger is insolvent, and it will be fed’ Homer.’
By Kate Eaton
Piñera, Virgilio. 2002. Teatro completo, ed. Rine Leal. La Habana, Cuba, Letras Cubanas
Entry written by Gwendolen Mackeith. Last updated on 18 June 2012.