HIR

"Audacious & uproarious black comedy" NY Times
  • Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre
    Sydney • 18 Aug - 01 Sep
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    Select performances • Was $72.00
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  • Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre
    Sydney • 18 Aug - 01 Sep
    45% OFF
    Select performances • Was $72.00
    $39.00*
    A Reserve
    Buy Now
    Offer ends soonOFFER ENDS

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About the event

Offer valid for the following performances:
8PM, Fri 18 August
6:30PM, Tue 22 August
6:30PM, Wed 23 August
8PM, Thu 24 August
8PM, Fri 25 August
2PM, Sat 26 August
6:30PM, Tue 29 August
6:30PM, Wed 30 August
8PM, Thu 31 August
8PM, Mon 1 September

Isaac has come home from the blood and horror of a foreign war to look after his sick Dad, only to find a family home that looks like a bomb has gone off. And, in a way, that’s just what’s happened. It turns out his younger sibling is transgender, his Mum isn’t under the thumb of her domineering husband any more, and they’re going to smash the Patriarchy to smithereens.

But in this absurd comedy, blowing up the past doesn’t necessarily set you free.

You may think you’ve seen just about every variation on the dysfunctional family play. Adultery? Check. Sexual abuse? Check. Drug addiction, incest, alcoholism. Check, check and — yawn — check. I’m here to tell you that unless you’ve seen “Hir,” the sensational — in all senses of the word — play by Taylor Mac, you cannot consider yourself an authority on this ever-enduring genre of American theater.

Charles Isherwood (The New York Times)

Bracingly funny and smart … a brave deconstruction of a family drama that slides from bizarre farce to Greek tragedy with audacious velocity.

Karen D'Souza (The Mercury News)

F***ing staggered by the beauty and loneliness of Taylor Mac’s HIR @bushtheatre. A great US play. A great Bush play.

Simon Stephens (Twitter)

"[An] audacious and uproarious black comedy"

The New York Times