FOUR PERFORMANCES: May 18, 25, June 1, 8 - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, New York City
For tickets and more info: http://joespub.publictheater.org/en/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2014/P/Penny-Arcade-Longing-Lasts-Longer-102014/
Mondays at 7pm - Doors open at 6pm
Longing Lasts Longer is a continually developing piece by Penny Arcade and her long-time collaborator Steve Zehentner. The show is an investigation into love, longing and the loss of New York’s cultural identity. In the post-gentrified landscape of “The Big Cupcake,” where ideas too have been gentrified, Longing Lasts Longer is set in a New York disappearing under the weight of suburbanization, cultural amnesia and the politically correct straightjacket of consensus.
An ode to the eternal seeker, Longing Lasts Longer is equal parts memoir, manifesto, cultural critique and Cri de Coeur. Arcade conjures the authentic New York of legend, reconnects past to present, and waves the twin banners of cultural resistance and individual renaissance that New York has always symbolized.
Embedded into this rollicking landscape, a live-mixed soundscape of music grooves ranging from Al Green to John Lennon, jump, counterpunch and exalt, charting an emotional path for the audience and a new anthem to personal happiness. Driven by Arcade’s magnetic rock and roll performance energy, Longing Lasts Longer constructs a space of possibility where one can think, laugh and dance at the same time!
Longing Lasts Longer
Designed and Directed by
Longing Lasts Longer art work Patrick Perry and Penny Arcade
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
General Info: 212.539.8500
Taub Box Office: 212.967.7555
(10am - 7pm M-Saturday, Noon - 6pm Sunday)
The Box Office window opens daily at 2pm.
Ticket Price: $20.00
Penny Arcade occupies a unique position in the American counter-culture and the American avant-garde. She is an internationally respected writer, poet, and one of the handful of artists who created contemporary text based performance art in the 1980’s and she has continued to define Performance Art for nearly three decades, She is particularly known for her complex, long form performance pieces. Her unique voice, marked by a great articulation of complex ideas still forming in the collective consciousness and her magnetic stage presence have given her mainstream career recognition far beyond America's shores. http://pennyarcade.tv/
"Penny Arcade has got to be the smartest, most quotable party in town! Audacious and irresistible!"
- The London Times
"Penny Arcade combines the anarchy of Lenny Bruce with the pathos of Judy Garland. She is provocative, intellectually stimulating, perceptive and hilariously funny."
- The List, UK
"Penny Arcade is a wonder to behold; she manages to entertain, absorb and broaden the audience simultaneously. Beg, steal a ticket."