Preparing "The Art of Becoming" for the Adelaide Fringe Festival
Penny Arcade returns to the experimental memoir, rock-and-roll performance theater she pioneered in the 1980's with the quotable one-liners and the cultural critique we have come to expect from her.
This episode travels from her immigrant Italian family to the NY legends of the Underground, a walk on the wild side to Max’s Kansas City, with Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, the Stonewall Uprising; to her early 70’s sojourn in Amsterdam, then the Balearic Islands of Formentera, Ibiza and Mallorca that ranged from full moon parties to Deia with the poet Robert Graves to drinking with sailors in Palma De Mallorca’s Red Light District.
It's about when fame is not enough. It's about the completion of character, our ancestors and how the past comes back to meet us.
Penny Arcade debuted in 1968 at 18 with New York’s explosive Play-House of the Ridiculous, the seminal, rock and roll, queer, glitter/glam, political performance theater that influenced everything from Hair to Punk. A Warhol Superstar at 19 featured in the 1972 Warhol/Morrissey comedy, "Women in Revolt".
Penny is the author of over 16 full length plays and hundreds of solo performance pieces. She is an independent artist who's active career spans over 50 years, contributing to new art forms for every decade since the 1960’s. A highly influential performance and experimental theatre artist , her magnetic stage presence has brought her international renown, her compassionate yet unflinching honesty has influenced generations of artists everywhere, making her an icon of artistic resistance.
- $25.00 + $2.00 fee
- February 9, 2023
- 70 minutes
- Kraine Theater