Lost Lounge at Catskill Art Society

Live in the city long enough and you’ll inevitably lose something irreplaceable—a favorite dive bar, a beloved park.  In “Lost Lounge”, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver mourn these vanishedGothams while celebrating survival. Recreating their favorite lounge acts and comedy duos, they consider what it means to miss something and contemplate, “who are we?”, when the very geography we remember is no longer around to orient us. This production is a continuation of Weaver and Shaw’s 30 year partnership and their collaboration with choreographer Stormy Brandenberger and composer and sound designer Vivien Stoll who accompanies the performance.

Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 7:30pm

Catskill Art Society
Phone: 845-436-4227
E-mail:  info@catskillartsociety.org

Admission is $10 for CAS members and $12 for non-members. Seating will be first come, first served with doors opening at 7:00pm. The CAS Arts Center is fully wheel chair accessible.

This project is made possible in part with funding from the Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant funded by the Sullivan County Legislators. Catskill Art Society is a non-profit cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists.

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About Split Britches

Split Britches was founded 30 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin. Since 1980 we have transformed the landscape of queer performance with our vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance. Split Britches creates new forms by exploiting old conventions. It borrows from classical texts and popular myths, but its true sources are the details of everyday life. The work is personal, bordering on the private. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics – feminist because it encourages the imaginative potential in everyone, and lesbian because it takes the presence of a lesbian on stage as a given.
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