Longing Lasts Longer LA

Saturday -
Freud Playhouse
Los Angeles

New York’s undisputed queen of the underground, Penny Arcade, is back in the City 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 stand-up comedy and memoir with a live mixed soundtrack, Arcade critiques the suburbanization of 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