Too Fat for China

Starring Phoebe Potts

March 25, 2023 @ 2:00pm

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TOO FAT FOR CHINA follows Phoebe Potts, comic storyteller and professional Jew, as she tries, fails and eventually succeeds to adopt a baby. After a US adoption goes horribly wrong, Potts finds herself surprised, disgusted and ultimately resigned to the role she plays as a middle class white lady in the business of adopting babies here and internationally. Potts’ tragicomic journey is about looking for more love and more life and will do anything to get it, including having her morals and values fold in on themselves.
In Too Fat for China, Potts uses humor and honesty comes to the stage armed with her comic book “crankie” (a life size comic strip on a hand cranked scroll) bursting with two-dimensional characters directly from the newsroom in her head.

This hit one-woman show welcomes audiences to enjoy the powerful performance that sold out workshops in Gloucester and Boston & a run at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh in 2022. This comedic theater performance is a sequel to Potts’ graphic memoir, Good Eggs (Harper, 2010), which charts her travails with infertility. Roz Chast, the New Yorker cartoonist, called Potts’ memoir “sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always honest, intelligent, and completely involving.”

Writer: Phoebe Potts

Director: Phoebe Potts

Running Time: 58 min.

Category: Drama, comedy, storytelling