Isaac, a marine working in Mortuary Affairs, comes home from the war to take care of his father, who has recently suffered a debilitating stroke. But will Isaac's newly radicalized mother and transgender sibling make it easy for him? "Hir" is a comedic tragedy about the way we care for and bury our dying ways of life.
1F (50s), 1M (50s), 1M (20s), 1 transman (17).
Single-set kitchen/living room
World premiere at the Magic Theater, San Francisco, in February, 2014.
“Written in a form Mac calls ‘absurd realism,’ ‘Hir’ challenges expectations on every level except that of providing engrossing entertainment, which it does to a remarkable degree. But be warned: The outrageous comedy and pointed satire in this battle of gender roles contains a tragic undertow with its own ambiguity about audience preconceptions in the end.” -- San Francisco Chronicle
Production and Development History
Developed and World premiere at The Magic Theatre, Feb 2014