Last Gasp

April 23 - May 10, 2020


Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street (Basement Level)

Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 5PM

$25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]

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By Split Britches
Written & Performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver
Directed by Lois Weaver

Set against a back drop of climate catastrophe and political heartbreak, Last Gasp is a call and response to the precarities of aging and of our age. Poised at the edge of a new decade, Last Gasp is two separate but interdependent solo performances, woven together through the timeless pairing of Echo and Narcissus. Last Gasp, written and performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches, looks for ways we might catch our breath in these times of great global uncertainty, considering our ‘last acts,’ whether personal, political or environmental.
Last Gasp is a relaxed performance.  More information can be found here: 


"Split Britches does exactly what we need art that is set, and made, in troubled times to do – send us out with questions."
-Emily Garside, Miro Magazine, review of Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

"It is wonderful to watch the rapport Ms. Weaver and Ms. Shaw have forged over shared decades."
–Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times, review of Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

"One of the ingenious paradoxes and tensions of this piece is that the very thing our society needs more of — meaningful political dialogue — here becomes inimical to a thing we need even more badly: swift, decisive rescue."
-Gay City News, review of Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)


Photo by Christa Holka

Creative Team

Writers and Performers: Lois Weaver & Peggy Shaw
Directed by Lois Weaver 
Split Britches Producer: Laura Petree
Design by Matt Delbridge 
Sound by Vivian Stoll 
Choreography by Morgan Thorson 
Technical Design by Nao Nagai 

About the Artists

Founded in New York in 1980, Split Britches continues with the duo and solo work of Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw.