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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!