Penny Arcade

Date/Time: 8:30PM, June 24th
Venue: Everyman Theatre
Admission: €20*


*Booking fee may apply.

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Rock’n’roll comedy that you can dance to, set to a soundtrack of the greatest hits from the last four decades of music! Penny Arcade presents an evening of Bill Hicks-ian comedy – “if you tell the truth, and you’re funny, you can’t go wrong!”

Presented by Cork Midsummer Festival, The Everyman and London Artists Projects, the award-winning new show from New York’s undisputed queen of the underground turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the comedy landscape where you will never be the same!

Driven by her magnetic rock ’n’ roll energy, Arcade’s satirical style is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture. A blow against the golden age of stupidity, where a Facebook ‘like’ is considered activism, this is a passionate and exuberant performance anthem where you can think, laugh, drink and dance, all at the same time!

About Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade is an internationally respected writer, poet, actress and theatre maker and an icon of artistic resistance. She is one of the very few artists in the world who practices long form performance art, a form of experimental theatre that investigates the boundaries between traditional theatre and performance. Her decades-long focus on the creation of community as the goal of performance and her use of performance as a transformative act mark her as a true original in American Theatre. A former Andy Warhol Factory Superstar, featured in in the Warhol/Morrissey film Women In Revolt, Penny occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde through her long association with the architects of the American counter culture including John Vaccaro, Charles Henri Ford and Judith Malina, among many others. Penny is also known for her highly quotable one-liners; and the late, great Quentin Crisp named her as his soul mate and the woman he most identified with.

Penny has written over ten full-length shows and hundreds of solo performance art pieces notable for their improvisation and what Penny Arcade calls ‘spite specific’ nature. Her world famous sex and censorship show, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, has been performed in over 30 cities around the world and was successfully revived for its 20th anniversary with 48 performances in London in 2012.

it’s a revelation that calls for a revolution’ Adelaide Advertiser

Bursting with energy… hilarity and pathos’ Edinburgh Evening News

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

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