Following an acclaimed run in New York, this highly personal piece looks at the effects and aftermath of Shaw's recent stroke. This is a tribute to those who kept her company for 68 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by the stroke and a celebration that her brain is able to fill the blank screens with new insights. Peggy Shaw is a self-made independent performer, writer, teacher, producer from New York. She co-founded with Lois Weaver The WOW Cafe Theatre in New York and renowned theatre company Split Britches. RUFF is the latest of Peggy Shaw’s acclaimed solo performances, this time written with Lois Weaver, revealing a humorous and musical perspective on age, gender and bravadacio.