National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS present a remounting of Liza Jessie Peterson's solo piece about the prison industrial complex and the racial disparities that feed the draconian system. More…
With more than 2.5 million people behind bars, America is the world’s leading prison superpower. 'The Peculiar Patriot' follows Betsy LaQuanda Ross as she makes regular visits to penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family, navigating love between barbed wire. As she shares neighborhood updates, gossip, and reminisces about family, Betsy delivers a shrewd indictment of the criminal justice system, with a heavy dose of humor to boot. 'The Peculiar Patriot' examines the human impact and inhuman machinery of mass incarceration.
See it if you are are interested in the US booming economy in the penal system and the slavery racket it has become for the disenfranchised.
Don't see it if you are off to jail soon or don't like one person shows, or if you dont like bad dramaturgy that is confusing.