Longing Lasts Longer Dallas
Eminent avantegardist Penny Arcade, New York’s undisputed queen of the underground, returns to the USA after touring Europe and Australia with Longing Lasts Longer, “a rampage through opinions and themes garnered over four decades spent perched on society’s edge.”(The Australian) Blending her signature rock and roll poet's theatre, her comedy of cultural critique and memoir fueled by a pulsing live mixed soundtrack of the most iconic music of the past 50 years, Arcade powers and dances through an hour where she dissects gentrification, Facebook, the power of individuality,and critiques the suburbanization which has taken over so many urban centers including New York City, turning the Big Apple into the Big Cupcake, and the city that never sleeps into the city that can’t wake up. Longing Lasts Longer celebrates the individuality and authenticity that still draws eclectic, independent minded people, young and old to New York City.
“A meditation on gentrification [that] mixes social criticism and pop culture, history and humor to present the artist’s distinctive picture of New York’s past, present and future, against a musical backdrop.” – The New York Times
“a wake-up call to a younger generation” – The Australian