World Premiere Performance
RUFF is the latest in a line of Peggy Shaw’s solo performances, this time written with Lois Weaver, which reveals her humorous and musical perspective on age, gender and bravadacio. This time it’s from a newer, even more extreme angle. Peggy had a stroke in January 2011. The stroke was in her PONS, which rhymes with the Fonz, one of her many early role models. Since the stroke, she’s realized she has never really performed solo; she has always had a host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members living inside her. RUFF is a tribute to those who have kept her company these 68 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by the stroke, and a celebration that her brain is able to fill the blank green screens with new insights and an opportunity to share them with the her favorite confidants –the audience.
Shaw has won numerous awards for her work, including four Village Voice OBIE awards. RUFF will debut in Alaska before its New York opening in January.
Out North is a partner with the National Performance Network. This project is made possible in part by support from NPN's Performance Residency Program. For more information:www.npn.web.org.
RUFF is presented by Out North Contemporary Art House.
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Runs approximately 120 minutes including intermission.
BABIES - All ages must have a ticket to enter.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 8 and older.
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LATECOMERS will not be admitted.
Out North Contemporary Art House
3800 Debarr Road, Anchorage
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