“Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)”
I have always enjoyed walking into the LaMama Annex building. Massive ceilings and great seating for so many audience members. Yesterday I was there to interview Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw. Their new show titled “Unexploded Ordnances” had opened at LaMama and I was interested in what the show’s origin was. Here is the interview.
The show which is part of ‘Under the Radar‘ Festival listed on the LaMama website with this text.
By Split Britches [Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver]
Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) by Split Britches is a new exploration of aging, anxiety and ‘doomsday’ created through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Developed between the UK and US, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw have created a unique production, combining darkly playful Dr. Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public discussion – the Situation Room.
Here are 3 photographs I captured during the evening performance!
Lois Weaver (seated) with Peggy Shaw confronting with ideas she isn’t happy with.
Lois Weaver reclines in a rocking chair trying to get some rest from the confrontation.
Lois Weaver on the phone talking to the General with dismay.
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