About This Show
The classic dysfunctional family drama has just crashed through into a wholly original place. Meet Paige, a wife and mother liberated from an oppressive and abusive marriage; Max, her newly out transgender teen; and Isaac, Max’s PTSD-addled older brother, who discovers a brand new war zone when he comes home from Afghanistan. Hir’s crusade to shake up the patriarchy is disarmingly funny, absurd and surprising as it looks at an American family forced to build a new world out of the pieces of the old.
Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. Named “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time,” by Time Out NY, Taylor is the author of 17 full-length plays and performance pieces including Hir, which placed on the top ten theater of 2015 lists of The New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Out NY.
Cast & Artists
- Author Taylor Mac
- Director Hallie Gordon
- Scenic Design Collette Pollard
- Costume Design Jenny Mannis
- Lighting Design Ann G. Wrightson
- Sound Design and Original Music Richard Woodbury
- Company Vocal Coach Gigi Buffington
- Artistic Producer Anna D. Shapiro
- Casting Director JC Clementz
- Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn
- Assistant Stage Manager Mary Hungerford
Watch & Listen
"Exceptionally canny and fascinating piece of writing... in your face, all the way"
– Chicago Tribune
"Sensational—in all senses of the word…audacious and uproarious black comedy, a daring combination of realism and madcap absurdity"
– The New York Times
"Up-to-the-minute commentary on gender, family dynamics, economics and war... all four cast members go to unexpected and juicy places"
–Time Out Chicago
"Surreal survival sitcom"
– Stage and Cinema
Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
Community Night at Hir
On Friday, August 4th, join your fellow LGBTQI+ artists, activists, community members and allies for a night of theatre, drinks, dancing and drag. First enjoy Pre-Show drinks at Front Bar while DJ Ariel Zetina Spins. Then get a great deal to see Hir, Taylor Mac's disarmingly funny crusade to shake up the patriarchy. Closing out the night is an encore performance from drag collective and chronic melancholics Sadhaus.
Tickets for this one-night-only event are $35, and will get you in to see Hir and Sadhaus. Use the code 33958 to reserve your tickets.
Offers and Events
Tuesdays – $2 off rainbow cake at Front Bar w/ ticket stub
Wednesdays – 2-for-1 credit nights for RED and Black Card members
Thursdays – $2 off drinks at Front Bar w/ ticket stub
Fridays – pre-show DJ at Front Bar
Saturdays – pay-your-age* matinees
Sundays – $30 Cultural Industry* nights
*see Offer Terms below
Pay your age
To pay your age, call Audience Services at 312-335-1650; tickets will be held at Will Call and IDs checked at ticket pickup.
Cultural Industry Nights
$30 tickets available Sundays July 16, 23, 30 to artists working in the arts, humanities or museums and their guests. Enter promo code CULTURAL
June 29 - July 9, 2017
Sunday, July 30 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 12 at 3pm
Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, August 13 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm