loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Peerless - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Peerless

Jiehae Park

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573705878

"Peerlessis neither an over-the-top farce nor a moralistic downer. It's frothy fun, full of goofy dancing and awkward romantic fumbles in the classic John Hughes style. Yet Peerless is as scary as it is silly. It's about anger and cruelty and danger and life and death. It's also about coming-of-age and coming to grips with mortality." - Hartford Courant

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Media | Author | Now Playing | Reviews
$9.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Adaptations (Shakespeare)

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Midwestern suburbia. High School.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Asian-American twins M and L have given up everything to get into The College. So when D, a one-sixteenth Native American classmate, gets “their” spot instead, they figure they’ve got only one option: kill him. A darkly comedic take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth about the very ambitious and the cut-throat world of high school during college admissions.

REVIEWS 

"Peerless is neither an over-the-top farce nor a moralistic downer. It's frothy fun, full of goofy dancing and awkward romantic fumbles in the classic John Hughes style. Yet Peerless is as scary as it is silly. It's about anger and cruelty and danger and life and death. It's also about coming-of-age and coming to grips with mortality." - Hartford Courant, Read More 

"[...] a theatrical genre-bending piece [...] Peerless is concerned not only about the broader socio-academic-cultural issue but also the human toll." - The Berkshire Eagle, Read More 

"With its staccato rhythms, short scenes, and farcical characters, unlike any you’ve ever seen before onstage, it’s hard to know how to characterize this play, except to say that it’s unexpectedly wonderful." - The Arts Fuse, Read More 

"[...] suitably spooky, fitfully funny [...]" - San Diego Union-Tribune, Read More


Check out these photos from the Yale Repertory Theatre's production of Peerless in November 2015.


Peerless premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT in November 2015 under the direction of Margot Bordelon.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

M & L - twin sisters. Asian
BF - M’s boyfriend. Black
D - male. Looks (really) white. 1/16 Native American.
DIRTY GIRL - aka Caroline aka That Weird Girl in High School You Know The One.
D’s BROTHER - (doubles with D)
PREPPY GIRL - (doubles with DIRTY GIRL) 
Videos
  • Reviews for Peerless at Yale Rep

  • Behind the scenes of Yale Rep's Peerless.

Author
Jiehae Park

Jiehae Park

JIEHAE PARK’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane MP, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, First Floor, Company One, Moxie), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Here We Are Here (Sundance Theater-Makers residency, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Princess Grace Works-in-Progress @ Baryshnikov Arts Center), and contributions to Wondrous Strange (Humana/Actor’s ... view full profile

Other Jiehae Park titles:

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought