Francis Guinan rehearses as Arnold in Hir, directed by Hallie Gordon, at Steppenwolf Theatre.
Francis Guinan plays Arnold in Hir, directed by Hallie Gordon, at Steppenwolf Theatre.
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The Steppenwolf Theatre production of Taylor Mac's Hir recently began rehearsals under the direction of Hallie Gordon. Performances are set to begin June 29 ahead of a July 9 opening and run through August 20.

Amy Morton plays Paige.
Amy Morton plays Paige.
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The play is described as follows: "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 P.T.S.D.-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."

Em Grosland rehearses as Max and Ty Olwin as Isaac.
Em Grosland rehearses as Max and Ty Olwin as Isaac.
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Amy Morton plays Paige, opposite Francis Guinan as Arnold. The company also includes Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac).

Hallie Gordon directs Hir.
Hallie Gordon directs Hir.
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The production team includes Collette Pollard (scenic design), Jenny Mannis (costume design), Ann G. Wrightson (lighting design), Richard Woodbury (sound design and original music), and Gigi Buffington (dialect coach).

Performances begin June 29.
Performances begin June 29.
(© Joel Moorman)

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