One-Night-Only Shows & Gloucester Stage Collaborations

November 23 to December 1

Too Fat for China

A World Premiere One Woman Show

Written by and Featuring Phoebe Potts

Gloucester-based graphic memoirist and comic, Phoebe Potts debuts her one-woman show Too Fat for China. The theater piece (debuting on National Adoption Day, Nov. 23) is a sequel to her graphic memoir, Good Eggs (Harper, 2010), which charts her travails with infertility.  With humor and irreverence, Potts picks up the narrative with Too Fat for China, her quest for an international adoption. Potts tells the story of a road to motherhood that is paved with hope, heartbreak, second mortgages and bottomless questions about race and what makes a family.
Too Fat for China will be presented for a limited run of four shows, Saturdays & Sundays Nov. 23rd through Dec.1st. Performances are Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Tickets are $25 general admission. Please contact the box office 978.281.4433 if you have additional accessibility needs so we may best accommodate you.

Phoebe Potts was the 2018 Gloucester Writers Center Storyteller in Residence. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast called Phoebe’s comic book memoir Good Eggs (HarperCollins) “sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always honest, intelligent, and completely involving.” Phoebe became a Professional Jew by accident. She lives and teaches in Gloucester MA.

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