Events downtown

Aug 13

peerless by Jiehae Park
Location: 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event website

Too Strange to Live, Too Weird to Die is back! This reading series, curated by Literary Manager Todd Brian Backus, features beautiful and bizarre plays that stretch the limits of the theatrical imagination.

“Where are you? Because listen, I think… I think she may have like Magical Powers… I’m serious. Seriously. I’m serious. I know that sounds… But I’m serious…” Asian-American twins M and L have given up everything to get into The College. So when D, a one-sixteenth Native American classmate, gets “their” spot instead, they figure they’ve got only one option: kill him. A darkly comedic take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth about the very ambitious and the cut-throat world of high school during college admissions.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

Featuring: Ophelia Hu Kinney, Erica Murphy, Mackenzie O’Connor, James Patefield, and Bari Robinson.