The Peculiar Patriot @ The National Black Theatre: Institute for Action Arts, New York [from 13 September to 1 October]

The Peculiar Patriot


108
13
Sep
 
- 1
Oct
19:30 - 17:30

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The National Black Theatre: Institute for Action Arts
2031-2033 National Black Theatre Way ( Fifth Ave Btwn 125 - 126 St ), New York, New York 10035
The Peculiar Patriot confronts the complex and critical issue of mass incarceration. With more than 2.5 million people behind bars, America is the world’s leading prison superpower. The Peculiar Patriot examines the human impact and inhuman machinery of the prison industrial complex and shines a glaring light on the racial disparities that feed the draconian system. The play follows protagonist Betsy LaQuanda Ross, a self-proclaimed peculiar patriot, 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 and gossip and reminisces about family, Betsy delivers a shrewd indictment of the criminal justice system in her own authentic and inimitable style, with a heavy dose of humor to boot.

Written and Performed by Liza Jessie Peterson
Directed by Talvin Wilkes

PREVIEWS: September 13, 2017 — September 16, 2017
(Wednesday — Friday: 7:30 pm, Saturday: 2:00 pm & 7:30 PM)
PRODUCTION RUN: September 17, 2017 — October 1, 2017
(Wednesday — Friday: 7:30 pm, Saturday: 2:00 pm & 7:30 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM)
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