Tuesday -
New York, NY

Penny Arcade’s
Created by Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner

Dec. 12th, 7:30pm
178 Second Avenue
New York, NY

Tickets on-line $20
Tickets at the door $25

Longing Lasts Longer
"Acute, humane, unmissable." - Time Out
“A radical rock and roll rallying call.” The Dublin Arts Review
“Kick-ass comedy with guts.” RTE Radio

Pangea welcomes Penny Arcade back to New York with her multi-award winning monologue Longing Lasts Longer. Performed in 32 cities internationally, Longing Lasts Longer turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the post-gentrified landscape. Driven by her magnetic rock n’ roll energy, Arcade’s razor sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture. A blow against the golden age of stupidity, this is a passionate and exuberant performance anthem where you can think, laugh and dance at the same time!

PENNY ARCADE (aka Susana Ventura) is an internationally respected writer, poet, actress and theatre maker, and one of a handful of artists who created and continue to define performance art. Penny debuted with John Vaccaro’s explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous at age 17, and was a Warhol Factory Superstar at 19, featured in the Warhol film Women in Revolt. With an artistic career spanning almost 50 years, Arcade occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde.

Her focus on the creation of community and inclusion as the goals of performance and her efforts to use performance as a trans-formative act, mark her as a true original in the American theatre. In this context, Penny has written over ten full-length shows including La Miseria, Sisi Sings the Blues, Bad Reputation, New York Values, Old Queen and Longing Lasts Longer, as well as and hundreds of solos. Her world famous sex and censorship show, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, has been performed in over 30 cities around the world.

Semiotexte/MIT Press published a hardcover book on Arcade called “Bad Reputation: performances, essays, interviews.” Her award winning documentary The Lower East Side Biography Project, Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia which she co-creates with long-time collaborator Steve Zehentner is broadcast weekly in New York on Ch 34 Time Warner and RCN 112 and simultaneously at mnn.org.

The Lower East Side Biography Project

Photo: Jasmine Hirst