By Jiehae Park
Directed by Margot Bordelon
With Marié Botha, Anthony Cason, Sasha Diamond, Benny Wayne Sully, and Shannon Tyo
A darkly comedic twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in the cutthroat world of elite college admissions, Jiehae Park’s clever and incisive adaptation, peerless, is a comedy... until it’s not. This new version of the classic story centers on M and L, twin Asian-American siblings who have given up everything to get into The College. When another classmate claims what they feel is rightfully “their spot,” the twins decide they have only one option: murder. Jiehae Park is a 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Primary Stages.
This play includes discussion of attempted suicide.
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"Unexpectedly wonderful."– The Arts Fuse
"[A] dark, whirling dervish of a comedy about competition, identity politics, shifting loyalties, manipulation, power dynamics and plain old teenage insecurities."– Chicago Tribune
"[A] bright, loud, colorful and caustic comedy, with a few unnerving moments of sobriety and downright tragedy"– Hartford Courant