Cast and Creative Team Set for PEERLESS at The Human Race Theatre Company

peerless will play in the Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton, April 25 – May 12, 2024. 

By: Apr. 05, 2024
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Cast and Creative Team Set for PEERLESS at The Human Race Theatre Company What would you do to get into your dream college? For twins M and L, the answer is...anything. Peerless by Jiehae Park tackles that question when it bursts onstage later this month at The Human Race Theatre Company. In this Macbeth-inspired satire, twins M and L's dark and hilarious quest for college admission becomes a cut-throat exploration of ambition and high school drama.

“With shades of cult classics like Heathers, The Breakfast Club, and Cruel Intentions, Park’s incisive wit pokes at the achievement and over-achievements expected of teens today,” comments Emily N. Wells, The Human Race Theatre Company’s Artistic Director. “In addition, we are thrilled to be showcasing some of the fantastic talent emerging out of our SW Ohio training programs.”

Resident Artist and Artistic Director of Wright State University’s theatre program Marya Spring Cordes directs. The cast features current Cincinnati College of Music students Dinithi Fernando and Palini Sunkara as the twins, recent Wright State alum Matthew Shanahan (D and D’s Brother) and Sydney Freihofer (Dirty Girl/Preppy Girl), and University of Cincinnati grad Dominique Owen as BF.

Joining Cordes on the production team are: Ray Zupp, Scenic Design; John Rensel, Lighting Design; Maria F. Ortiz, Costume Design; James Dunlap, Sound Design; Sarah Gomes, Props; Alan Kim, Assistant Director; Mark Tynan, Production Stage Manager. 

peerless will play in the Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton, April 25 – May 12, 2024.  Tickets are on sale through the Dayton Live box office, 937-228-3630, or online at   For press ticket requests, please contact Tiffany Countryman, Engagement and Learning Coordinator at

The Human Race Theatre Company continues its commitment to high quality theatre with access points for all with two ticket initiatives sponsored by Morris Furniture Company: two sections of $20 seats available at any time through the box office, and ten $10 rush seats available 90 minutes before any performance.

Special Nights at The Loft: 

Pay What You CAN                  Wednesday April 24, 8 pm – admission by non-perishable food donation for The Foodbank 

            OR a cash donation to benefit DECA’s Senior Sendoff Bundles

                        Inside Track                              Thursday, April 25, 8pm – Pre-show Discussion at 7:15pm 

                        Post Show Discussion             Sunday, April 28, 2pm – Shakespeare and Adaptation

                        Industry Night/ Sawbuck         Sunday, April 28, 7 pm – $10 tickets available at 5:30pm  

                        While We’re On The Subject   Sunday, May 5, 2 pm – Post-Show Discussion with the cast 

                        Parent’s Day Out                       Saturday, May 11, 2 pm – Kids Separate Activities (5-12yo) 


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