Too Fat for China

Premiered 2019
Originally Premiered November 2019 & Streamed in 2020

Too Fat for China

A One Woman Show written by and featuring Phoebe Potts

Gloucester-based graphic memoirist and comic, Phoebe Potts debuted her one-woman show Too Fat for China, to sold-out audiences at Gloucester Stage in November 2019. The theater piece is a comedic 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. Filmed in front of a live theater audience and edited to fit your viewing screen.

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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