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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.