Hir @ Bush Theatre

Love this review from Hayley Sprout, this show continues to make people think!

Hayley Sprout

Hir by Taylor Mac is the latest production at the Bush Theatre’s newly renovated theatre. The play follows Isaac who comes home from being away in the marines to find his sister Maxine is now his non binary sibling called Max. At the same time, their mother Paige has rejected contributing to the patriarchy and has stopped doing what is expected of a housewife, including caring for her husband Arnie who recently suffered a stroke.

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Taylor Mac creates a family dynamic that creates a fine line that balances between being very intense and being very comedic. Hir is certainly a family dynamic I haven’t seen represented on stage before. The title Hir is the middle ground between “him” and “her”, much like the character Max. What’s really interesting about this play is that the play is written by a non binary person in Taylor Mac, which stated in the author’s…

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