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The revolution starts at home
Isaac returns home from a stint in the armed forces to discover his suburban family engaged in a war of their own.
His mother, liberated from an abusive marriage, is intent on upending the patriarchy.
His younger sibling is transitioning and on a crusade to dismantle the binary.
Their dominating father, left speechless and passive after a stroke, is floundering in this new reality.
But in this sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.
Taylor Mac has been named “one of the most exciting theatre artists of our time” (Time Out NY).
Hir is pronounced ‘Here’
Starring: Felix Crossley-Pritchard, Dryw McArthur, Perry Piercy and K.C. Kelly
Content forecast: Hir contains misuse of gender-affirming healthcare, physicalised domestic violence and emotional abuse, reference to drug use and rape, discussion of suicide, depiction of PTSD, and content that may offend – including slurs.
“The actors are completely spectacular … the chemistry between them, the energy they bring to the stage, and emotions they display to deliver utterly gripping performances is worth the price of entry. This is easily one of the strongest theatre productions of 2021.” – Emilie Hope, The Dominion Post
“While elevated to the level of darkly farcical absurdism, everything is rooted in recognisable reality … As the director of this riveting production, Katherine McRae ensures every character, moment and paradigm-shift is given its due to provoke and challenge us.” – John Smythe, Theatreview
“Taylor Mac’s Hir is infuriatingly excellent, a relentless series of outrageous and contradictory political provocations piled on top of each other until they somehow form what I’d assume is the best domestic drama of the past decade” – Mallory Stevenson, Theatreview
★★★★★ ‘Taylor Mac’s Hir is more than a comedy about gender. It proves the potential of theatre.’ — The Guardian
‘A powerful and provoking piece of theatre, a working-class manifesto of liberation and matriarchy that creates new theories as it dissimulates old ones’ — NZ Herald
BY Taylor Mac
DIRECTOR Katherine McRae
9 Oct – 6 Nov
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm, Fri – Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
$25 – $52
$42 ‘Concession’ price (i.e. Community Services Card, Gold Card or student ID required)
Runtime: Approx. 2hrs (incl. interval)
COVID UPDATE: Please note, at the moment we are selling seats to this show at a ‘reduced capacity’ until we have more certainty about the upcoming change in Alert levels. If we appear to be ‘sold out’, please email our Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our Alert Level 1 waitlist. You will be contacted again if/when we move to Alert Level 1. Thank you for your understanding.
PHOTO: ADEN MESER
GRAPHIC DESIGN: WILLIAM DUIGNAN