Already closed | 1h 15m | Brooklyn

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy, Clever

About the show

London Artists Projects presents the US premiere of avant-gardist Penny Arcade's rock 'n’ roll blend of stand-up comedy and memoir about New York’s slide from the “city that never sleeps” to the “city that can’t wake up.” More…

In this thought-provoking and subversively funny solo piece, veteran NYC performer Arcade offers a fierce, visionary, and ultimately hopeful critique of gentrification—not just of cities and neighborhoods, but of the mind and culture.

1h 15m | Already closed | St Ann's Warehouse (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (11)


Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy, Clever
Avg Score

Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to hear her take on Facebook, Taylor Swift, college reading/discussion, and PREP for HIV prevention. No holds barred.

Don't see it if You don't like loud music that is occasionally played. The 1 hour 38 minutes flies by.

Clever, Thought-provoking, Affecting, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear a lifetime's worth of insights into life, love, and Western culture from the viewpoint of a 60s feminist performance artist

Don't see it if you don't have the patience to listen to a 50-minute (comedic but insightful) monologue set to lights and music

Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining, Loud, Intelligent

See it if you're looking for a entertaining and thought-provoking examination of the decline and fall of NYC as an artistic mecca.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy monologues or want flashy sets and costume changes. Penny is a whirlwind unto herself and doesn't need any accoutrements.

Clever, Funny, Edgy, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a show that is fresh and vibrant and relevant about what is going on in the world. Told by someone who has been there.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows and if you don't like loud music in intervals.

Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Dizzying

See it if You want to be challenged in all the best ways.

Don't see it if You like PC thinking and need TW/CWs.

Delightful, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You want to hear a real veteran of the Max's scene diagnose today's New York.

Don't see it if You want a gentle comedy show.

Challenging, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like energetic solo performance that's got brains, humor and directly challenges the audience to think differently.

Don't see it if You prefer stand-up to solo performance; don't like artists over 40.

Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like one man/woman shows because it's just a lot of talking. She's a character...dated, but still relevant.

Don't see it if She does yell a bit. sometimes I felt like I was being lectured, but I thought her commentary was wonderful.

During previews
Brilliant, Profound, Entertaining, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you have a working brain cell! This is so much more than stand up, or commentary, this is truth told as clear as I've ever heard it!

Don't see it if ...just SEE IT!

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Profound, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if witty sarcasm & insightful observations amuse you. My favorite one person show ever! Come early for Penny's pre-show improvisations.

Don't see it if you hate one person shows although this is unusual in that it has excellent music and lighting coordinated with the commentary.

During previews
Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Funny, Edgy

See it if If you love NYC and how it has changed since the 60's. Penny gives us a entertaining edgy look on how we live love cry & laugh at our selfs.

Don't see it if If you don't like NYC and a fabulous edgy feminist out look on our fading urban life. If your a Trumpy you just won't get it.

Also Bravo Girlfriend you simply rock!

December 5th, 2016
"Her funny, hectoring tone and her perky mien bring a lively new perspective to an oft-heard plaint...She is often blistering—much of the show is essentially a free-form rant—but her anger is always tempered by natural warmth...A few too many of the complaints feel recycled, and none are likely t...
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December 6th, 2016
"A Village Hero, delighted to be in her mid-sixties and operating with the throttle wide open…She's almost always doing some version of the Pony, hopping in circles as she tries to spur us to greater authenticity…She alternates her charm with wake-up calls, her humor with rage. Arcade in her marv...
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August 15th, 2015
for a previous production "There is something invigorating about seeing a gobby older woman loudly and unashamedly owning the stage. Yep, she shouts quite a lot and there’s plenty of sloganising, most of which doesn’t really bear too deep an examination. But there’s something so warm about the way she sprays the verbal bu...
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August 15th, 2015
for a previous production "Penny Arcade is less a breath of fresh air and more a force 10 gale, who could easily blow the less sturdy away. To describe her views as forthright is understating the case...The performer’s delivery falls somewhere between stand-up comedienne and radical, tub-thumping politician, which ensures...
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