Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is currently presenting the Chicago premiere production of Hir, a subversive comedy by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. The show is currently in previews for a July 9th opening and runs through August 20th, 2017 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The classic dysfunctional family story has just crashed through into a wholly original place. Meet Paige, a wife and mother liberated from an oppressive and abusive marriage; Max, her newly out transgender child; and Isaac, Max's PTSD-addled older brother, who discovers a brand new war zone when he comes home from Afghanistan. Hir's crusade to shake up the patriarchy is disarmingly funny, absurd and surprising as it looks at an American family forced to build a new world out of the pieces of the old.

Directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Hallie Gordon, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Amy Morton (Paige) with Em Grosland (Max) and Ty Olwin (Isaac).

Tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

high res photos

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ensemble members Amy Morton (Paige) and Francis Guinan (Arnold)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ensemble member Francis Guinan (Arnold)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ensemble member Amy Morton (Paige) and Em Grosland (Max)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ensemble member Amy Morton (Paige) and Ty Olwin (Isaac)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ensemble member Amy Morton (Paige) and Em Grosland (Max)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ensemble member Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Ty Olwin (Isaac)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Amy Morton (Paige), and Francis Guinan (Arnold) with Ty Olwin (Isaac)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ensemble member Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Ty Olwin (Isaac)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Em Grosland (Max), ensemble member Amy Morton (Paige), Ty Olwin (Isaac) and ensemble member Francis Guinan (Arnold)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ty Olwin (Isaac) and ensemble member Amy Morton (Paige)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIR by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ty Olwin (Isaac) and ensemble member Amy Morton (Paige)

What Do You Think? Tell Us In The Comments!


Related Articles

Chicago THEATER Stories | Shows  Like BWW Chicago  Follow BWW Chicago


From This Author BWW News Desk

Before you go...