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HIR

10 - 27 May 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

HIR

10 - 27 May 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

by Taylor Mac

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company

Single Tickets On Sale 2 January 2018. Ticket Packages available now through bsstc.com.au.

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


Cast and Crew

Director Zoe Pepper
Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw
Composer/Sound Designer Ash Gibson Greig
Cast includes Will O’Mahony, Jack Palit, Igor Sas, Toni Scanlan


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
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