PENNY ARCADE: Notes from the Underground
Notes from the Underground is an homage to the iconoclast, the outsider, the immigrant, the poor, the put down, the visionary, the failed, the bohemian - those who live at the margins of what is an increasingly entrenched and well-financed "mainstream" society. Music and movement intersect with crackling observations on the commoditization of rebellion, the nobility of failure and the complex tapestry of art, criminality, rebellion, and iconoclasm that the great tradition of the underground is woven from. In Notes from the Underground, Penny Arcade illuminates the values that made New York City a gritty, authentic and creative mecca.
Penny Arcade is an international cultural icon, revered as a performer, poet, writer who speaks truth to power.
Her text-based work, known for its high content humor and rich one-liners, has always focused on the outsider, on individuality and authenticity. Her use of performance as a transformative act and community building as the goal of performance marks her as a true original on the world stage.
Penny debuted at 18 in John Vaccaro's explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous. At 19 she was a superstar for Andy Warhol's Factory. She is the co-creator of the Lower East Side Biography Project.
"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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Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it "a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
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