October 16–January 3
LETTER FROM TIM: HIr
Warning to all Taylor Mac fans: Taylor does not appear in this play. Second warning: when the lights come up and the play begins to unfold before you, by all appearances it is as if we are witnessing a classically structured, fourth wall, living room family play. It even has a couch!
PLAYWRIGHT'S PERSPECTIVE: Hir
I’m a lover and maker of the alternative, underground, and radical movements, and basically every work I’ve made is somehow rooted in a subculture. Hir, however, is a new kind of play for me as it’s dealing with the mainstream; rather, the remnants of the former body politic and the rise of a new progressive body politic.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
Visit our show page to read more about Hir including bios of the creative team!
THE AMERICAN VOICE: JUDYISM
In the opening moments of the show, an actress who introduces herself as “Time,” stuffed into a scrappy-glamorous, beautifully ornate hourglass dress, her head trapped inside a cuckoo clock, rails against the play we’re about to see: a love story between Bride and Groom that culminates in a wedding.
Now is the time, HIr is the place
Thank you for supporting the creation of bold, progressive new theater which explores an
35 years ago, donor support for March of the Falsettos advanced the conversation about AIDS.
This year, your support for Hir is advancing the conversation about gender roles and identity.
We look forward to the future.
BACKSTORY: THE POLITICS OF PRONOUNS
The Oxford English Dictionary added about 500 new words in its latest quarterly update, including such splendid neologisms as jeggings, kettlebell, photobomb, and twerk. These additions serve as a reminder that language is a tool and a living thing, constantly evolving to reflect the changing world it describes.
During the run of Hir, post-performance discussions with the creative team have been scheduled for the following dates:
October 25 (following the matinee)
These discussions are an important aspect of our play development process. We hope you can take part!
Tickets (reg. $65) are $45.
30&Under Member tickets are $25; Student Member tickets are $15.
SUBSCRIBERS: You may order one guest ticket for $50 each per package.
FLEXPASS HOLDERS: FlexPass holders may use tickets in your account to bring guests. Add tickets to your account by calling Ticket Central (Noon-8pm daily) at (212) 279-4200. Restrictions apply.
MEMBERS: Order one guest ticket per package per production for $50 when you reserve your own.
YOUNG MEMBERS: One guest ticket may be purchased per production for $35.
We recommend for those aged 13+.
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