HIR

16-19 March 2022
105 days from now
Taylor Mac’s 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.

Presented by The Very Popular Theatre Company

Making its Newcastle debut, Hir is a play about transition — a nation, a town, a family, and one teenager, all being transformed, whether deliberately or not.

Somewhere in the suburbs, after a dishonourable discharge from the military, Isaac has returned home from the horrific and bloody war in Afghanistan, to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mum. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy.

Domestic abuse, the trauma of war, and the acceptance of gender neutrality explode on an emotionally gripping, intensely real and absurdly dark battlefield.

Under the direction of Samuel Jenkins (Assistant Director, Things I Know To Be True), Hir shows that blowing up your past doesn’t necessarily set you free.

Running time Ihr 50mins inc interval (50/20/40)

Trigger warning: This production contains references to domestic violence and emotional trauma. It also contains adult themes and coarse language.

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Dates

  • Wednesday 16 March 2022 7:30 PM
  • Thursday 17 March 2022 7:30 PM
  • Friday 18 March 2022 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 19 March 2022 7:30 PM
    2:00 PM

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Prices

  • Adult $49
  • Concession/Student $43
  • Season Ticket Adult $39.20
  • Season Ticket Concession $34.40

Contact

  • Civic Theatre Ticket Office
  • 4929 1977

Venue

The Playhouse
Civic Theatre
375 Hunter Street
Newcastle
2300