“She alternates her charm with wake-up calls, her humor with rage. Arcade in her marvelous middle age is a lovely example to us all. Yes, you’ve got to tell all your truth to power, but you don’t have to stop dancing to do it.” – Time Out New York
Conceived, Written, and Performed by Penny Arcade
Designed and Directed by Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade
Curated by Ruth J. Wikler-Luker
Co-presented with Boom Arts
Boom Arts and PICA are pleased to welcome New York’s undisputed Queen of the Underground Penny Arcade to Portland. Penny Arcade is a legendary American feminist performance artist and will be making her Rose City debut with Longing Lasts Longer, her unflinching critique of the post-gentrification landscape.
Penny Arcade’s Longing Lasts Longer has resonated with audiences in 28 global cities and counting, from Adelaide to Prague to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, reflecting the nearly universal trend of gentrification in the present moment. As a performance art icon and as a performer, Penny Arcade is a force of nature. She infuses her critique with magnetic rock and roll energy, razor-sharp satire, and dancing, laughing and singing all at the same time. These performances are not to be missed.