Shannon Tyo, Anthony Cason, More to Star in Jiehae Park's Peerless Off-Broadway | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Shannon Tyo, Anthony Cason, More to Star in Jiehae Park's Peerless Off-Broadway

Margot Bordelon will direct the Macbeth-inspired dark comedy.

Shannon Tyo and Anthony Cason

The full cast and creative team have been announced for Jiehae Park's peerless, which will be presented by Primary Stages with Jamie deRoy beginning September 24 at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters. The limited run in Theater A will officially open October 11 and finish November 6. 

Margot Bordelon will direct a cast that includes 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.

Park's take on Macbeth as a dark comedy follows Asian-American twin siblings M and L, who have made it into The College after sacrificing everything to get a spot. But, after their fellow classmate claims that their rightful spot was stolen, the twins decide there's only one thing left to do to secure their spots for good.

The creative team also features scenic designer Kristen Robinson (Oratorio for Living Things), costume designer Amanda Gladu (The Jury), lighting designer Mextly Couzin (Which Way to the Stage), composer and sound designer Palmer Hefferan (The Skin of our Teeth), fight director Michael Rossmy (These Paper Bullets), and props supervisor Sean Sanford (Sanctuary City). Vickie Ramirez is cultural consultant. 

Megan Schwarz Dickert serves as stage manager, Malie Fujii as assistant stage manager, and Tameishia Peterson as COVID safety manager. Casting is by Stephanie Yankwitt of TBD Casting with casting assistance by Tanis Parenteau.

Park developed peerless while a 2019-20 Tow Playwright in residency at Primary Stages. The play made its world premiere at New Haven, Connecticut's Yale Repertory Theatre and was originally developed in the Soho Rep Writer Director Lab with further development by Cherry Lane Mentor Project.



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