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Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer
August 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm
After 4 years of touring their award winning show LONGING LASTS LONGER to 40 cities worldwide. Penny Arcade and longtime collaborator 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 over ten performances.
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 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!
Nothing can really prepare you for the magic of a Penny Arcade performance.