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Hir at the Salt Lake Acting Company

by dav.d

The Salt Lake Acting Company is not one to shy away from controversial topics with their plays. They like to seek out thoughtful and provocative plays. HIR is a play that has dark comedy, drama, and multidimensional characters. You want to root for someone but you see their flaws and strengths in conflict.

The family lives in a mess

The family lives in a mess

The father is abusive but recently had a stroke so the wife cares for him, but in an abusive manner. The mom feels free and liberated in her new role.

Mom drugs her husband

Mom drugs her husband

The oldest child has returned home from the military, eager to rebuild his life after using drugs in the military. He wants to clean up the home and return to a normal life.

Arguing over an abusive father

Arguing over an abusive father

Feeling liberated

Feeling liberated

Once role is played by a trans actor… which should happen more often. A trans individual playing a trans role? This could be the new normal.

Hugs all around

Hugs all around

Talking Trans issues

Talking Trans issues

I photographed this play during a rehearsed performance. I end up taking a LOT more photographs and I have to be the ninja as to not disturb the handful of audience members. I take a LOT more photos and then I have a lot more whittling to get the photos down to the best of the best.

Clean up the mess

Clean up the mess

I did include a lot of photos in this blog post because the play just had so much detail. Goodwill and D.I. must have had a sale in order for this play to happen. The set design at the Salt Lake Acting Company is always amazing.

Discussing life

Discussing life

Dad sleeps in a box

Dad sleeps in a box

The house is clean

The house is clean

Family council

Family council

High fives all around

High fives all around

Arguing a plenty

Arguing a plenty

A puppet show for exposition

A puppet show for exposition

Family violence

Family violence

Wear the dress

Wear the dress

Abuse

Abuse

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