Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom, Paige. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in this sly, subversive comedy,
annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.
The hilarious and terrifying Hir is a dysfunctional family dramedy for a new era, a highly intelligent, tenderly heartfelt, and deeply, darkly humorous portrayal of a family in crisis, in which domestic abuse, the trauma of war, and the acceptance of gender neutrality are illustrated in a nearly absurd, emotionally gripping, intensely real dynamic.
By Taylor Mac
Presented by Calithumpian Theatre Company
Location: McManus Stage
CastZoe Bernard, Ingrid Blekys, Rob Deman, Kenjiro Edwards, and Deighton Thomas
Direction: John Gerry
Set Design: Stephen Mitchell
Costume Design: Meaghan Bidz
Lighting Design: Laura Sepulveda
Sound Design: Lisa DesGroseilliers
Produced by Evelyn Graham
Makeup Design: Kaitlyn Rietdyk