Already closed | 1h 30m | West Village

The Peculiar Patriot (Audible)

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

About the show

Liza Jessie Peterson's solo piece offers a fierce, comic, and shrewd indictment of the systemic inequity within America's fastest growing industry, tracing its roots from the plantation to the prison yard. (Past Reviews) More…

From the show:

Betsy LaQuanda Ross is a self-proclaimed "Peculiar Patriot," who makes regular visits to penitentiaries in order to boost the morale of her loved ones. When she is not sharing neighborhood updates and gossip, Betsy illuminates our country's cruel and unjust criminal justice system and its impact not only on the 2.3 million people behind bars, but also their family and friends. Written and performed by the inimitable Liza Jessie Peterson and inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations including on the notorious Riker's Island.

1h 30m | Already closed | Minetta Lane Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (22)


Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

One sided, Excruciating, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if You believe the prison system is set up to unfairly enslave African Americans

Don't see it if You’re not a radical

Also I can see why this playwright is popular in prisons. I believe she glo... Read more Read less

Funny, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like solo performances with a social justice message.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for a sometimes repetitive and slow piece.

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