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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) (1/4/18)
Split Britches
Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8:00PM

The Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
The Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa is located on the south side of East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.
Transportation: F Train to Second Ave; R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Please note: the building's elevator is currently out of service and may not be working in time for this performance. The theater is located on the second floor and may only be accessible by stairs.

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)
By Split Britches
Performed by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw
Written by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Hannah Maxwell

Part of The Public's Under The Radar Festival, NYC.

Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and humour.

Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. The pioneering theatre-makers see unexploded ordnances as a metaphor for the unexplored potential in elders and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.

Split Britches was founded 34 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin in New York City. Since 1980 they have transformed the landscape of queer theatre with their vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance.

Please note: strobe lights are used during this performance.