by Jiehae Park
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy / 2m, 3f
"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
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KeywordsBetrayal, Death, Friendship, Parenting/Family, Asian-American Interest, Adolescence/Childhood
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Midwestern suburbia. High School.
- Additional Features: No intermission
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)
- Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
Peerless premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT in November 2015 under the direction of Margot Bordelon.