Special Episode: Jiehae Park on ‘Macbeth,’ murder, college admissions in ‘peerless’


“peerless,” the darkly comedic twist on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” set in the cutthroat world of elite college admissions, opened this week Off-Broadway from Primary Stages. This new version of the classic story from playwright Jiehae Park centers on M and L, twin Asian-American siblings who have given up everything to get into The College.

This clever and incisive adaptation, peerless, is a comedy… until it’s not. When another classmate claims what they feel is rightfully “their spot,” the twins decide they have only one option: murder.

The cast of peerless will include Marié Botha (“Dickinson”) as “Dirty Girl/Preppy Girl,” Anthony Cason (Oklahoma!) as “BF,” Sasha Diamond (Teenage Dick) as “M,” Benny Wayne Sully (My First Native American Boyfriend) as “D/Brother” and Shannon Tyo (The Chinese Lady) as “L.”

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