Rehearsals Begin for Steppenwolf's Hir
Hallie Gordon directs Taylor Mac's play.
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.
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."
Amy Morton plays Paige, opposite Francis Guinan as Arnold. The company also includes Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac).
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).