Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac and directed by Nadia Fall.
“Stop behaving like a man!”
“We are men”
Isaac gets home from serving in the marines to find war has broken out back home. Fed up with her broken American Dream, mom Paige has stopped washing, cleaning and caring for their ailing father. Once the breadwinner, dad Arnold has suffered a stroke and toppled from the head of the household to a mere puppet in the new regime. Ally to their mother is Isaac’s sibling Max. Only last time Isaac checked, Max was Maxine.
In Central Valley, in a cheap house made of plywood and glue, notions of masculinity and femininity become weapons with which to defeat the old order. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.
Arthur Darvill will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire will play their mom Paige and Andy Williams plays her husband Arnold. Hir is written by Taylor Mac, directed by Nadia Fall and designed by Ben Stones. Lighting design is by Eliott Griggs with sound design by Elena Peña.
HIR plays the Bush Theatre from 15 June – 22 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.