THEATRE CIRCLE - HIR by Taylor Mac

  • 24 Feb 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Park Theatre, 13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
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HIR


by Taylor Mac

directed by Steven Kunis (Harvard '17)



24 February 2024
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


6:30 pm: Networking Drinks at Bar
7:30 pm: Curtain Up
10:00 pm: Post-show Q&A


Park Theatre
13 Clifton Terrace

London N4 3JP

Please note:  E-Tickets will be distributed the day before the event.


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YCL Members: £42.50

HCUK Members: £42.50


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About the Event: 



Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, and Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives, Transamerica) makes her UK stage debut as the radical matriarch Paige in this disarmingly funny and strikingly original comedy. Named ‘one of the most exciting theatre artists of our time’ by Time Out New York, Pulitzer and Tony-nominee Taylor Mac explodes the dysfunctional family drama and reinvents it for our times.


Isaac, the prodigal son, returns from a war zone to discover his family home has been transformed by a domestic revolution. The patriarchy has fallen, and Paige has been liberated from an oppressive marriage. Enlisting her newly-out transgender teenager Max (formerly Maxine) as an ally, Paige is now on a crusade to tear apart the old regimes. But as they soon realise, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.


In a revival by critically-acclaimed director Steven Kunis, Hir grapples with a family in flux, as they attempt to build a brave new world out of the pieces of the old.



About the Creative Team:


Taylor Mac is an actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter. Judy (Taylor’s preferred pronoun but any will do) is a MacArthur “genius”, the first (and to date only) American to receive the International Ibsen Award, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a Tony nominee for Best Play, and the recipient of the Kennedy Prize, the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, a Drama League Award, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, two Obie’s, and two Bessies. Mac is the librettist of Bark of Millions and The Hang (both with music by Matt Ray); and the author of the plays Joy and Pandemic; Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus; Hir; The Walk Across America for Mother Earth; The Lily’s Revenge; and the children’s play The Fre; among many others. Mac’s performance art concert A 24-Decade History of Popular Music may be seen in a concert-doc version directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (streaming on Max).


Steve Kunis  (Harvard '17) is a Greek-American director based in London. He was nominated for Best Director of a Play at the Off West End Awards for the UK Premiere of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men (Southwark Playhouse).  Recently, Steven directed the critically acclaimed revival of Joe DiPietro’s F**king Men at London’s Waterloo East Theatre. He also directed the UK premiere of Tanya Barfield's Bright Half Life (King's Head Theatre), and the World Premiere of Olivier Award-nominee Shaun Mckenna's Rocky Road (Jermyn Street Theatre), the latter of which was listed by The Guardian among the top online theatre experiences of UK lockdown.  Other directing credits include the UK Debut of The Refugee Orchestra Project at the London Symphony Orchestra's St Luke's venue, and the acclaimed three-month run of S. Asher Gelman’s Afterglow (Waterloo East), for which Steven was again nominated Best Director at the Off West End Awards.



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