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Written by Taylor Mac Directed by Niegel Smith February 27–March 22, 2015 Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm Obie Award winning drag icon, queer performance artist, and playwright, Taylor Mac has penned a hilarious and unsettling comedy that is a deconstructed family drama put through a commedia wringer in a style he coins Absurd Realism. It is simultaneously a farcical and disarming satire, a discourse on power, and a blistering critique of “troglodyte fascist hetero-normative” culture. Isaac returns home from picking up the dismembered remains of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, only to find that his home has likewise been blown asunder. His house is a mess, his formerly macho father has suffered a stroke, his mother (played by Sally Wingert, Star Tribune 2013 Artist of the Year) runs the disintegrating household with tyrannical glee, and his sister is now his transgender sibling, intent on subverting traditional gender-centric paradigms and linguistic forms–replacing him and her with the play’s eponymous pronoun 'hir'. Admission: There are two ways to see a mainstage performance: 1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show! 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $20 per person. Panel Discussions and Special Events: Thursday, Feb 26 — Preview Friday, Feb 27 — Opening Night, Reception following performance Saturday, Feb 28 — Latino Advisory Countil VIP Night Sunday, March 1 — Salon: A New World Functioning in an Old World Structures Friday, March 6 — Pre-Show Member Event Saturday, March 7— Access Night (ASL Interpreted and Audio Described) and Salon: What is the Role of Advocates in Social Justice Work? Thursday, March 12 —Salon: LGBTTSQQIAA- Confused about Acronyms and Pronouns? Get Your Questions Answered. “There are no longer two genders. No longer simply a Y and X chromosome but an alphabet of genders. They call it the LGBTTSQQIAA community. Or what I call the gender of Lugubuttsqueeah.” - Paige, Hir Saturday, March 14 — Salon: The Casualty of Change “As much as I welcome the ever-approaching progressive landscape, Hir is my attempt at considering the casualty of change. We progressives are quickly (not quick enough for some) breaking the old-world order; the difficult question of the play is, what responsibility do we have to the ruined pieces?” - Taylor Mac

By: Mixed Blood Theatre Company

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