Humorist Dirck Toll Brings “What You Burn Is What You Breathe” to Caffe Lena

Saratoga Springs, NY – Innovative humorist Dirck Toll returns for his first Capital Region show in two years, this time to present the world premiere of his new show What You Burn Is What You Breathe at Saratoga’s Caffè Lena on Sunday April 19 at 2:00 PM. Toll’s portion of ticket sales is being donated to the local environmental organization Sustainable Saratoga.

What You Burn Is What You Breathe features Toll single-handedly presenting a twisted true story from modern local history involving hundreds of millions of dollars, hundreds of tons of poisons, thousands of schoolchildren, scores of angry townsfolk, plenty of lawyers, and more than enough politicians. Does it have a happy ending? Probably not for everybody.

Toll’s stage career has literally spanned coast to coast, with shows from San Francisco to Newport. Locally, the Albany Times Union says “Calling Dirck Toll an underground Mark Twain might be a stretch, but not by much,” and his previous performances have been picks-of-the-week in many area newspapers, some of which are thankfully still in business.

In keeping with the theme of the show, as well as with Toll’s hardcore commitment to environmentally-conscious staging, “What You Burn Is What You Breathe” will be performed under natural lighting with natural amplification, and ticket sales will naturally support the local organization Sustainable Saratoga, who also welcome non-Dirck-Toll-related donations.

So whether or not you need a reminder that every day should be Earth Day, join Dirck Toll as he takes you on an energizing adventure directly into an irrational reality, and – if you’re lucky – out the other side!

Humorist Dirck Toll presents What You Burn Is What You Breathe, 2:00 PM matinee only, Sunday April 19, Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Advance tickets $ 10 general, $ 5 students. More info and tickets at and

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