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  • Title: The Anniversary Waltz
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:09:37
  • Language: Spanglish
  • Date: Feb 1990
  • Location: La Mama, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance, cabaret
  • Cast: Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw.
  • Credits: Split Britches, producer; Lois Weaver, director, writer; Peggy Shaw, writer.

The Anniversary Waltz (1990)

This video documents Split Britches' show "The Anniversary Waltz." A celebration of Lois and Peggy's 10-year relationship, created 15 years before the debate on gay marriage, it is a commentary on the tendency to couple and a critique on the institution of marriage. At the same time it is a tribute to long term relationships sustained through creative work and an appropriation of the "husband-and-wife team" identities represented in vaudeville variety acts, comedy duos and musical duets.