peerless

A Boston Premiere by Jiehae Park
Directed by Steven Bogart
In Partnership with All the City’s A Stage at the Boston Public Library

April 27 – May 28, 2017

Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Twin high school seniors L and M are dead-set on attending not just an Ivy League school, but the Ivy League school. With their perfect SAT scores, perfect hair, and “perfect minority status," they think acceptance should be guaranteed. When a rival student emerges with a personal tragedy to make an admissions officer weep, however, the twins will do anything to knock out the competition. Does that include murder most foul? Mean Girls meets the Bard in this dark and zany black comedy, which sets one of Shakespeare's bloodiest plays against the backdrop of competitive college admissions.

C1's Take

Company One Theatre is thrilled to enter a new collaborative partnership with The Boston Public Library, one that brings the first full-scale theatrical production to Rabb Hall in the Central Library.

A bright, loud, colorful and caustic comedy
- The Hartford Courant

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Individual Tickets $25-38


Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

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Cast




PLAYWRIGHT & PRODUCTION STAFF


  • Kadahj Bennett
    Kadahj is psyched to reunite with Bogart for another C1 exhibition. Recent credits include THE T PARTY, AN OCTOROON, DRY LAND, HOW WE GOT ON (Company One), AKEELAH AND THE BEE (Wheelock Family Theatre) as well as a feature role in THE HALLS web series (Beyond Measure Productions). A Posse Scholar and graduate of both Hamilton College & the Boston Arts Academy, Kadahj is currently a Teaching Artist in the Boston Area. When not acting, Bennett serves as the writer/lyricist/vocalist for two bands, Dancelujah (Boston) & the Downbeat Keys (Brooklyn).

  • Brenna Fitzgerald
    Brenna Fitzgerald is thrilled to return to Company One. Recent local credits include Mika in LAB RATS with Brown Box Theatre, Rose in THE FLICK with Company One (Nominated Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress In A Small Company), and 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS with Bad Habit Productions. Brenna holds a BA in theatre education from Emerson College and is an SAFD certified actor-combatant (unarmed combat). She would like to thank the entire company for their amazing work and her friends and family for their unwavering support.

  • Kim Klasner
    Kim is thrilled for the opportunity to make her Company One debut in PEERLESS. Her recent credits include MISS PENITENTIARY (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company) and LANGUAGE OF ANGELS (Happy Medium Theatre). She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts- Amherst and currently works at a Boston based non-profit in Product Development. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support, especially the light and love of her life, B.

  • Khloe Alice Lin
    Khloe is delighted to make her Company One debut in PEERLESS. Her recent Boston credits include DRIVE BUY (SLAMBoston/Open Theatre Project) and BEAR PATROL (Vaquero Playground). She was in the original cast of the Chinese premier of VAGINA MONOLOGUES, and has performed extensively in Beijing in her native tongue, Mandarin. She is grateful for the steadfast support of her family and friends, especially her husband Tyler, who always told her to follow her heart.

  • James Wechsler
    James Wechsler earned his B.F.A. degree in theatre performance at Salem State University. Recent credits include Cloten in Brown Box's "Cymbeline", Skylar/Dreaming Man in Gloucester Stage's "The Flick"; Franz Kafka in Salem State's original production, "Kafka in Tel Aviv", for which he received a national Outstanding Performance award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival; Prince Hal in SSU's "Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2"; and Malcolm/second murder in Marblehead Little Theater's "Macbeth". James was also the winner of KCACTF's Region 1 Irene Ryan Fellowship competition in 2014, and the Best Actor in a Ten Minute/One Act Play award the following year.

  • Miranda Giurleo
    Miranda Kau Giurleo's previous Company One designs include DRY LAND, SHOCKHEADED PETER, SHE KILLS MONSTERS, LOVE PERSON, NEIGHBORS, GRIMM, THE GOOD NEGRO, and AFTER THE QUAKE. Area credits include: THE CONVERT, MATCHLESS & THE HAPPY PRINCE, ROOTS OF LIBERTY (Underground Railway Theater); THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (SpeakEasy Stage Company) MEASURE FOR MEASURE, AS YOU LIKE IT, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); TOTALITARIANS, LETTICE AND LOVAGE, THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM, FIGHTING OVER BEVERLY, PONIES, OUR SON'S WEDDING (Gloucester Stage Company).

  • Emmett Buhmann
    Emmett Buhmann is assistant Professor of Theatre at Bridgewater State University. Area lighting designs include work with BSU’s Family Performing Art Center, Suffolk University, and The Uncommon Theatre Company. Lighting Design credits include ROSSUM’S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, STILL LIFE WITH IRIS, WEST SIDE STORY (University of California-Irvine); ART (Snowy Range Summer Theatre); LES MISERABLES (Balagon Theatre); HUMBLE BOY, RENT (Texas Tech University); NEXT TO NORMAL (HUB Theatre); ASSASSINS, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THREE PENNY OPERA (Bridgewater State University.)

  • Lee Schuna
    Lee Schuna is a freelance sound designer, composer, music producer, and graduate of the Music Industry program at Northeastern University. Thrilled to be working on another C1 production, his credits include THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Northeastern University), THE T PARTY (C1), SIGNIFICANT OTHER (SpeakEasy), REALLY (C1), KING STAG (Tufts), and GRAND CONCOURSE (SpeakEasy). He is also currently working on experimental electronic music to be released on his pet record label, Human Nature Records.

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