Big Eater: Theater

Thin Characters

  • Algernon Moncrieff from Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest. In his Establishing Character Moment, he's seen eating the cucumber sandwiches his butler left for his aunt. In fact, it's Lampshaded by the protagonist Jack Worthing on more than one occasion — including his very first line!
  • The titular protagonist from Ubu Roi attends a banquet his wife cooked up for their various co-conspirators including such delicacies as "tarty-farts", "turkey bum", and "balogna soup". Upon realizing that his wife is going to give away all that lovely food, Ubu chases the others out with a toilet brush so he can finish it himself.
  • Falstaff from Shakespeare's Henry IV plays. In addition to being a drunkard, he runs up quite the food bill at Mistress Quickly's.

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