Peggy Shaw to perform an excerpt from new show “RUFF”

RUFF is a musical tribute to the huge space opened in Peggy’s brain after surviving a stroke in January 2011 that allowed her more room to create new material. This new work is the next in a series of autobiographical solo work exploring issues of gender and age.  ThroughoutShaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the opportunity to create new work at 68, blaming the stroke for her behavior, with humor, wit and insight.

Written by Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver Performed by Peggy Shaw

PLUS, catch Susana Cook on the same night perform her latest work, The Funeral of the Cow:  A Post-Modern Drama about the Drama of the Post-Modern.  Susana Cook creates a melancholic satire about trans-species, a hypnotizing world of dramatic, melodramatic and post-dramatic narratives that will delve into the essence of humans, non-humans and the rest of us.

Written and Directed by Susana Cook
Sound design by Julian Mesri
Performed by Susana Cook, Mistah Coles, Moira Cutler, Jasmine Presson, and Felice Shays

Both shows on November 15, 2012, from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Dixon Place !!!

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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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