Pics! Kristine Nielsen and Tom Phelan Ready For Taylor Mac's "Subversive" New Comedy

News   Pics! Kristine Nielsen and Tom Phelan Ready For Taylor Mac's "Subversive" New Comedy
 
Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for Taylor Mac's Hir. The cast greeted the press Sept. 22.

The Off-Broadway premiere of Hir, a "subversive" comedy by Obie Award winner Mac and helmed by Niegel Smith, is led by Tony nominee and two-time Obie winner Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike). Nielsen plays a wife and mother who finds herself liberated from an oppressive marriage and "on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy," state press notes. Tom Phelan is set to play her son, who is "newly out transgender," and his mother's ally. 

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The cast will also feature Daniel Oreskes (Billy Elliott) and Cameron Scoggins (Pocatello). Performances will run Oct. 16-Nov. 29, with an official opening night scheduled for Nov. 8. Tickets for both productions will go on sale to the general public in the fall. For more information on the season, visit PlaywrightsHorizons.

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