Overview


Synopsis

Jiehae Park’s clever and incisive adaptation of Macbeth is a comedy… until it’s not. Peerless (subtitled A High School Macbeth) tells the story of high school seniors and Asian-American twin sisters M and L who will do whatever it takes to win the one coveted affirmative action spot at “The College.” When the thick acceptance envelope falls into the hands of D, a white male colleague who is 1/16th Native American, the sisters will stop at nothing to take back what is rightfully theirs, and will eliminate anyone who stands in their way. With biting wit and vicious glee, Peerless lifts the tragedy and comedy of the college application process to a level that is, in a word, Shakespearean.


Characters

L

Female

Lead

Spoken

M

Female

Lead

Spoken

D

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
1 Act
First Produced
2015
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
present, suburbia, united states, midwest, high school
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Ideal For
College/University, Diverse Cast, Mature Audiences, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen characters

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