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.
Tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.
Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow
Ensemble member Francis Guinan (Arnold)