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Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

Joe's Pub

August 6, 13, 20, 27

~70 minutes

$20 advance / $25 at the door

After 4 years of touring their award winning show LONGING LASTS LONGER to 40 cities worldwide, Penny Arcade and longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner bring it all back home as they return this master work to the stage at Joe’s Pub where it was created.  

No one does anything even remotely similar to Penny Arcade, which is a mixture of rock and roll comedy and cultural critique you can dance to! The camaraderie between her and Steve Zehentner as he live mixes the unique sound score made up of 100 song loops from some of the best popular music of the past 60 years, is infectious!  

As the new tide of political correctness threatens to sink radical comedy under the weight of New York City's suburbanization, the international performance legend whose name has become globally synonymous with "Downtown New York Art,” makes it safe to think and laugh at the same time! Longing Lasts Longer is an evening of dangerous ideas and radical inquiry into what it means to be human, right now! Right here!


Penny Arcade, the undisputed Queen of Underground Performance, has never wavered or relaxed in her quest to entertain, challenge and expand both herself and her audience. Her rare ability to articulate ideas that are still forming in the collective psyche that have not yet emerged and been sanctioned by collective consciousness is a message of hope and optimism.

"Bursting with energy…hilarity and pathos" ★★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

"Exhilarating, passionate…A unique voice capturing the zeitgeist of a cultural genocide" ★★★★★ The Stage

"Penny Arcade gives one hell of a show…vital, dangerous, hilarious and a wake up call" ★★★★★ Attitude Magazine

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