Amy Morton to Star in Taylor Mac's Hir
Stage veterans Amy Morton and Francis Guinan will star in Taylor Mac's Hir at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. Directed by Hallie Gordon, the show runs June 29-August 20.
Morton will take on the role of Paige, opposite Guinan as Arnold. The company also includes Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac). The Hir 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).
Hir is described as follows: "The classic dysfunctional family drama 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."