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)


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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