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HIR by Taylor Mac


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HIR by Taylor Mac 10 MAY to 27 MAY STUDIO UNDERGROUND

Hir (a gender-neutral pronoun of “his” and “her,” pronounced “here”) is an audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theatre.

A highly intelligent, heartfelt and humorous portrayal of a family in crisis. Isaac returns home after serving a three-year stint in Afghanistan, only to discover his family household in revolt.

His father, Arnold, has suffered a stroke rendering him nearly speechless. His mother, Paige, has become a gender studies aficionado. And his younger sister, Max, is now his younger brother. Isaac suddenly finds himself at the centre of a very different kind of war zone.

Taylor Mac’s subversive comedy about a middle-class family in transition is fresh, feisty and emotionally gripping – it’s like ‘The American Dream’ is stuck in the American reality.

Darkly comic - like “Roseanne on acid”! “The jaw-dropping brilliance of Taylor Mac’s script, an exercise in take-no-prisoners imagination and hilarious writing.” Huffington Post

DIRECTOR Zoe Pepper LIGHTING DESIGNER Lucy Birkinshaw COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Ash Gibson Greig CAST INCLUDES Will O’Mahony, Jack Palit, Igor Sas, Toni Scanlan

SUITABILITY 16+

WARNING Adult themes, strong language.

 

FURTHER DETAILS

Bookings via the Black Swan State Theatre Company website. For more information, follow Black Swan State Theatre Company on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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