PRESS FOR JESSICA LIND PETERSON

STRING:

"String" is a cleverly crafted piece of work, full of poetry, wisdom and laughter, but it's the electric chemistry and comic zing the two Petersons bring to the roles of Raina and Ryan that really make this Yellow Tree production sing.” ­– Minneapolis Star Tribune

“As hilarious as it is heart-warming!” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Fall in love with String!” –Minnesota Monthly

“Lind writes with humor and wisdom that is way beyond her years…” – Duluth News Tribune

“Romance finely delivered ... proves that a light touch can strike exactly the right note…Lind's voice is articulate and refreshing.
 – LA Daily News

“A breezy, laugh-a-minute romantic comedy… a distinctly Neil Simonesque take on finding love in the modern world…Lind is at her best in the comic scenes, firing off jokes in rapid succession…Delightful entertainment.”   – Howwastheshow.com, String

"String offers a funny, charming look at romance." – Marianne Combs, MPR

A HUNTING SHACK CHRISTMAS:

“There is a lot to love about “A Hunting Shack Christmas.” It is funny, sweet, tender, and filled with the best of holiday spirit. A comedy with a heart and plenty of tenderness.”– Encore Michigan

“There are hits, and then there are hits. Yellow Tree Theatre most definitely had a hit last year with A Hunting Shack Christmas, which managed to sell out its run before opening night.”—Ed Huyck, City Pages

“Hilarious, heartfelt & very Minnesotan!”—Cherry and Spoon

MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS LAKE:

“The ensuing loony antics make the Guthrie’s staging of “Noises Off” look like “Death of a Salesman.”… Peterson’s script has the rat-a-tat rhythms of a classic sitcom. There are enough sight gags and on-stage reaction shots to re-buckle the Borscht Belt…undeniably skilled art…the incontinence-inducing laughter was unlike anything I’ve heard inside a theater in recent memory.”– Dominic Papatola, St. Paul Pioneer Press

”Several audience members were visibly wiping tears of laughter…The holiday play's conclusion resonates even more joyfully now than at its premiere!” Jay Gabler, City Pages

"Audiences lapped up Miracle on Christmas Lake!" – Minneapolis Star Tribune 

“A mad-cap holiday farce!” –TC Daily Planet

“The brilliance of [Miracle on Christmas Lake] lies in just how well it plays to its audience….from the belly laughs coming from the crowd, we could tell that playwright Jessica Lind Peterson knows her target audience…Peterson’s characters charmed the pants off her audience, many of whom had to wipe away tears of laughter.” – Sophie Kerman, Aisle Say Twin Cities

“Funny, silly & entertaining!...This wacky, sweet, ridiculous little play chock full of Minnesota references…ridiculous humor…” –Cherry & Spoon,

MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS LAKE II:

"I can affirmatively state that this is one of those rare times when the sequel surpasses the original.  – TC Daily Planet

"Miracle on Christmas Lake II is silly and preposterous and hilarious and heart-warming!...Outrageously quirky! – Cherry & Spoon

"This is a hilarious show with tons of heart and local flavor. It’s not the usual holiday sugary sweet schmaltz, but you’ll still leave the theater with a warm glow to carry out into the cold Minnesota night. You’ll remember fondly this crazy quirky little Minnesota town full of loveable characters that may actually resemble people you know." – Cherry & Spoon

A GONE FISHIN’ CHRISTMAS:

Jessica Lind Peterson hailed a “MinneSNOWta Christmas send-up master” – Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

"A heartwarming Christmas tale...Comedy and heart combine in A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A perfect mix of heart and humor...Hilarious and heartwarming...The most delicious mix of emotions...This wonderful cast and creative team have beautifully, hilariously, and poignantly brought this uniquely original Minnesotan to life!" — Cherry and Spoon

WHAT I LEARNED FROM GRIZZLY BEARS:

What I Learned from Grizzly Bears is quirky and beautiful, full of commingled fun and sadness…Effortless…Seems almost too fully articulated for a play so short.”– Miami New Times

LENA LONG LEGS:

“A quirky and poignant tale!”—Broadwayworld.com

Other Press:

Jessica Lind Peterson, best known for writing "Miracle on Christmas Lake," debuts a musical starring a woman in a coma, with music by Duluth folk artist Blake Thomas – MN Monthly

CBS Finding Minnesota: Drama in the Suburbs

Minneapolis Star Tribune feature: Living the Dream

Osseo Playwright Finalist in Love Poem Contest