Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat? (Lancaster PA)

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In this one-person, multi-character comedy, Peterson Toscano finds humor in the oddest places–cancer, climate change, and even childhood trauma. What’s so funny about broken bodies? Perhaps it is how we respond to them whether it be through denial, the quest for miracle cures, or doing the impossible. This is a play about facing our fears big and small.

Hilarious, heartbreaking, revealing, and energetic, this play offers laughs and hope in the greatest times of need as we face the biggest challenges. With the help of his comic creations, Marvin Bloom and Dr. Meadows, Peterson takes his audience for a ride back into the past, forward to the future, and deep into resources we never know exist until we need them most.

Wanna know how to face an apocalypse with humor, hope, and humanity? Check out Peterson’s newest, boldest comedy.


Saturday October 18, 2014 7:00 PM

Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster

328 West Orange Street

Lancaster, PA 17603


This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted but not required. 

The show is hilarious, deeply moving, whimsical, and thought-provoking--a rare combination in performance art!

Susan Miller
, Audience Member, Lancaster, PA

Toscano's excellent theater chops morph characters and identities in that world-changing way only performance allows. His writing and philosophy educate and loosen the tightest knots of queer and religious entanglements. But it's his heart, which his engaging presence radiates, that will pull you in, warm you up, and leave you pleading for an encore.

Scott Turner Scofield
, Transgender actor, artist, solo performer & diversity speaker.

What is most lovely about his performance work is that Peterson does it without judgment or malice. He makes his audience face themselves, accept their own brokenness, but not hate or loathe ourselves in the process. That is a gift. And he’s got it and is gracious enough to share it.

Mike Nagle
, Audience Member, Hartford, CT

This post has 2 Comments

  1. Herb Zeman on August 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    When are you bringing your new play to Memphis?

  2. Peterson Toscano on August 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    haha, I have been scheming the answer to this very question with my good friend, Alex Skitolsky, who is a Memphibian living here in Central PA near me. There is a possibility that I might be able to swing something in 2015. I don’t need too much of a nudge to get to Memphis. 🙂

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