Blue Barn Season Continues with Regional Premiere, ‘Hir’

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue season 28 with the sly, subversive comedy, Hir, by Taylor Mac.

BLUEBARN Producing Artistic Director Susan C. Toberer directs with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Carol Wisner, costume design by Lora Kaup, sound design by Craig Marsh, and properties design by Amy Reiner.

Shows run February 2-26, 2017; Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday, February 12, 19, and 26 at 6pm.  The BLUEBARN Theatre is located at 1106 S 10th St (10th and Pacific) in Omaha, NE.

Single tickets for Hir are $30 for adults and $25 for students, seniors (65+), TAG members, and groups of 10 or more.

Hir is generously sponsored by Jannette Davis, Dr. Kerry Dobson, Bruce Reneaud, Bluestem Prairie Foundation, and Burlington Capital Foundation.

About Hir

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt.  The insurgent:  his mom.  Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy.  But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

About the Stars of Hir

Hir introduces Joe Mendick as Isaac and Nick Butt as Max in their Omaha stage debuts.  Brent Spencer (Frost/Nixon, BLUEBARN Theatre) returns to the BLUEBARN stage as well as award-winning actress, Kim Jubenville (Becky’s New Car, Calendar Girls Omaha Community Playhouse) who was last seen on the BLUEBARN stage in Hot ‘n’ Throbbing.

About the BLUEBARN Theatre

The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally-produced plays to area audiences since 1989. Since its inception, BLUEBARN has produced over 100 plays and has established itself as Omaha’s professional contemporary theatre company. Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons.

About the Playwright, Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, performance artist, director and producer. TimeOut New York has called Mac “One of the most exciting theater artists of our time.” The Village Voice named Mac the best theater actor in New York (2013), and The New York Times says of Mac in general,  “Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming every one of them.” Taylor Mac’s work has been performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center and The Public Theater, the Sydney Opera House, American Repertory Theater, Stockholm’s Sodra Theatern, the Spoleto Festival, Dublin’s Project Arts Centre, London’s Soho Theatre and literally hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, cabarets and festivals around the globe. Playwright credits include Hir (recently premiered at San Francisco’s Magic Theater), The Lily’s Revenge (Obie Award), The Walk Across America for Mother Earth (named One of the Best Plays of 2011 by The New York Times), The Young Ladies Of (Chicago’s Jeff Award nomination for Best Solo), Red Tide Blooming (Ethyl Eichelberger Award), The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac (Edinburgh Festival’s Herald Angel Award). He is the recipient of a Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, two Sundance Theater Lab residencies, three Map Grants, the Creative Capital Grant, the James Hammerstein Award for playwriting, three GLAAD Media Award nominations, two New York State Council on the Arts grants, a Massachusetts Council of the Arts Grant, an Edward Albee Foundation residency, the Franklin Furnace Grant, a Peter S. Reed grant, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s New Voices fellowship in playwriting. Mac is a proud alum of the HERE Arts Center Resident Artists program and is currently a New Dramatists fellow and a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect.

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