THE PECULIAR PATRIOT premiered at The National Black Theatre, in Harlem. Read what TIME OUT NEW YORK
had to say about the production -
"Forget fireworks, forget barbecues: The most country-loving, U.S.A.-honoring thing you can do... is to buy a ticket to THE PECULIAR PATRIOT ... The best way to truly care about a nation is to heal it, and Liza Jessie Peterson’s solo play about black love, female friendship and the perversions of state power is a gorgeous part of that work. It also happens to be a visual marvel and a masterful example of character creation—a sort of fireworks, after all."
"In this rich, sweet, hilarious production, Peterson illuminates what life in the U.S. is like now that mass incarceration has so handily disenfranchised some and enriched others. She offers facts and figures, as you’d expect, but the takeaway is her astonishing warmth."