New York’s undisputed queen of the underground and legendary avant-gardist Penny Arcade, descends on Baltimore with her show Longing Lasts Longer, a rock n’ roll blend of stand-up comedy and memoir– a fierce, visionary and ultimately hopeful critique of New York’s slide from the “city that never sleeps” to the “city that can’t wake up.” It might be about the Big Apple, but there is enough here for Charm City to chew on as we grow and change.
About Penny Arcade
PENNY ARCADE (aka Susana Ventura) is an internationally respected writer, poet, actress and theatre maker, and one of a handful of artists who created and continue to define performance art. Penny debuted with John Vaccaro’s explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous at age 17, and was a Warhol Factory Superstar at 19, featured in the Warhol film Women in Revolt. With an artistic career spanning almost 50 years, Arcade occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde. HM Koutoukas referred to her as ‘the little sister of the avant-garde’ because of her long association with the architects of the American counter culture movement: Andy Warhol, Charles Henri Ford, John Vaccaro, Judith Malina, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Harry Smith, Tom O’Horgan, and Charles Ludlam among others.
SAT OCT 13 | 8PM | $30, $25 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)