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Lesbian-focused Split Britches to Perform at UNH on Oct. 8

Release Date:
9/23/2014 12:00 AM

Sept. 23, 2014

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. - Split Britches, an American performance troupe that has been working internationally since 1980, will perform at the University of New Haven on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The performance, part of the Arts@Night program organized by the UNH English department, will be in the Bucknall Theatre in Dodds Hall on the main UNH campus, 300 Boston Post Road. The show is free and open to the public.

Split Britches was founded 34 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin in New York City.

The group has transformed the landscape of queer performance with vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance. Split Britches creates new forms by exploiting old conventions and borrows from classical texts and popular myths.  The group focuses on everyday life and relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics and feminists and takes the presence of a lesbian on stage as a given.

For more information about Split Britches visit

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