Retro(per)spective is a Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980s and a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it! Retro(per)spective is a medley of 40 years of Split Britches’ performances that made the politics of gender and sexuality and the humor of human relations accessible to all ages and persuasions.
"As difficult as it must be to look back and see you have travelled most of your road, these two find humour, art and pathos in creating the next moment of their story together. In this way the work is deeper than a simple nostalgia or ‘medley of extracts’. It’s a stratification of various stages of their creative evolution."
- DRAFF Magazine - full review here.
Performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, Retro(per)spective provides a humorous slant on love, life, work and play and features excerpts from old favorites such as Upwardly Mobile Home, Belle Reprieve, Lesbians Who Kill, Dress Suits to Hire and Anniversary Waltz as well as material from their newer shows, Lost Lounge and Miss America. The performance uses excerpts from Split Britches performance history to dovetail and challenge current public discourses.