Trustus Theatre Presents HIR
6/1/2018, 6/2/2018, 6/3/2018, 6/6/2018, 6/7/2018, 6/8/2018, 6/9/2018
By Taylor Mac
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor
HIR Pronoun. (third-person singular, gender-neutral, objective case, reflexive hirself) (neologism) them (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, coordinate with him and her.Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father who’s had a stroke. Isaac has developed PTSD, and when he finds his childhood home in revolt upon his return, his challenges increase. His mother, now liberated from an oppressive marriage, is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling (and their mother’s greatest ally) is also ready to educate Isaac on all he’s missed while he’s been away in regards to gender issues. The world Isaac knew as “home” no longer exists. In Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, we begin to see that attempting to annihilate the past doesn’t always free you from it.
A Talk-Back with cast and panelists will follow the performance on June 3rd.