Felicity Huffman Makes U.K. Stage Debut in Taylor Mac's Hir, Opening February 21 | Playbill

London News Felicity Huffman Makes U.K. Stage Debut in Taylor Mac's Hir, Opening February 21

Steven Kunis directs the revival for the Park Theatre.

Felicity Huffman in Hir Pamela Reith

Felicity Huffman, known for her Oscar-nominated turn in the 2005 film Transamerica and her Emmy-winning work in TV's Desperate Housewives, makes her U.K. stage debut in a revival of Taylor Mac's Hir that officially opens February 21 following previews that began February 15.

Directed by Steven Kunis, the production will continue at the Park Theatre through March 16.

Golden Globe winner Huffman, who plays the radical matriarch Paige, is joined by Steffan Cennydd, Simon Startin, and Thalía Dudek.

In an earlier statement Huffman said, "I'm honored to get to work with Steve Kunis and to perform at the Park Theatre. As an ardent fan of Taylor Mac, I’m so thrilled I get to act in one of Taylor’s brilliant plays. I studied in London back in the palaeolithic era, and it has been a dream of mine to come back here and work someday. I'm a lucky gal."

In Hir Isaac, the prodigal son (Cennydd), has returned home from the brutality of war, only to discover his family home transformed by domestic revolution. The patriarchy has fallen, and his mother Paige (Huffman) has been liberated from an oppressive marriage to Arnold (Startin). Enlisting Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling Max (Dudek) as her ally, Paige is on a crusade to tear apart the old regimes.

The production also has set and costume design by Ceci Calf, lighting design by Ryan Joseph Stafford, fight and intimacy direction by Claire Llewellyn of RC-Annie Ltd, and casting by Becky Parris.

David Adkin and RJG Productions in association with Midnight Theatricals and Park Theatre produce.

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