No one in theatre, comedy or rock and roll does anything even remotely similar to Penny Arcade, where she combines poetics, comedy, and rock and roll into what can only be called cultural critique you can dance to! The camaraderie between her and longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner, as he live mixes the unique sound score made up of 100 song loops from some of the best popular music of the past 60 years, is infectious! You will be dancing in your seat!
In Longing Lasts Longer, Penny Arcade dares to tackle the straight jacket that binds today’s youth culture to the normalization of self-censorship and injects fresh air in the current lockdown of gentrification, the erasure of history and the cultural amnesia affecting not only our cities but our minds.
As the new tide of political correctness threatens to sink radical comedy under the weight of New York City’s suburbanization, the international performance legend whose name has become globally synonymous with “Downtown New York Art,” makes it safe to think and laugh at the same time! Longing Lasts Longer is an evening of dangerous ideas and radical inquiry into what it means to be human, right now! Right here!
After 4 years of touring their award winning show LONGING LASTS LONGER to 44 cities worldwide, Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner bring it all back home as they return this master work to the stage at Joe’s Pub where it was created improvisationally in front of live audiences.
Penny Arcade’s LONGING LASTS LONGER: Back at Full Tilt
Joe’s Pub: October 15 & 24 – 9:30pm
Tkts $20 advance/$30 door
Penny Arcade has never wavered or relaxed in her quest to entertain, challenge and expand both herself and her audience. Her rare ability to articulate ideas that are still forming in the collective psyche that have not yet emerged and been sanctioned by collective consciousness is a message of hope!