For Immediate Release: April 24, 2014
TANGLED ART + DISABILITY PRESENTS
RUFF BY SPLIT BRITCHES
WHAT: As part of the 11th annual Tangled Arts Festival, the renowned Split Britches will debut their new production, RUFF. Directed by Lois Weaver, RUFF is a solo performance by Peggy Shaw that illustrates her personal reflection on acquired disability.
After suffering a stroke in 2011, Shaw’s entire world had to be rebuilt from the bruised, but surprising pieces. Guided by longtime collaborator Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy—and necessity—of creating new work, post-stroke. Like a skillful striptease, she unashamedly exposes the emotional and technological accommodations she now requires to perform, and in so doing, offers a rare glimpse at the art in ageing and infirmity. RUFF was an instant success and recently finished a second run in New York City at La Mama Theatre.
WHERE: Daniels Spectrum – Ada Slaight Hall, 585 Dundas St. East
WHEN: May 9 + 10 – Show 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $25 General Admission
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