HIR by Taylor Mac at Playwrights Horizons

HIR by Taylor Mac at Playwrights Horizons

Taylor Mac’s disruptive and often gripping play is 3/4 of the way to being something great. But problems of physical pacing, plot and setting hold it back. Laundry lists of acronyms serve as unintentional parody of our own self-obsessed present. Mother’s bright demeanor does not ring true. Still quite an achievement.

Thru Dec. 20

Here here for Taylor Mac’s HIR at Playwrights Horizons

Taylor Mac is having a mainstream moment. The New York artist’s new play HIR opened last night at Playwrights Horizons to an industrial strength NYT rave. I’m seeing the show Sunday.  Glad I got tickets a while back before the sell out whoosh kicked in.

When you’re done with the NYT piece, roll over to this New Yorker review by Hilton Als.

The morning after a NYT rave.  SOLD OUT!
The morning after a NYT rave. SOLD OUT!

Seattle braces for end of year holiday onslaught by Taylor Mac and Jinkx Monsoon

It’s summer and it’s hot. And unless we’ve pitched our raft over the climate change Niagara falls for good, one day it will not be summer and hot. One day it will be winter and raining.

If and when that happens – Seattleites have two big holiday shows featuring flamboyant performers to look forward to in December.

Looking way, way ahead (which you need to do when sold out shows are coming), you’ve got Taylor Mac at On the Boards for three nights only and Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales back at Seattle Rep for three weeks.

Taylor Mac should sell right out. Boom. Here’s what an international star like Mac does on an August night like tonight.

You don’t want to miss either of these.

Nov 25 – Dec 13 2015 Seattle Rep – UNWRAPPED by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales
Dec 10-12 2015 On the Boards – SONGS OF THE AMERICAN RIGHT by Taylor Mac

Three Days of Dazzle | Taylor Mac comes to Seattle’s On the Boards in December 2015

It’s never too early to plan ahead.

Especially when it involves one of the highlights of the Pacific Northwest performance calendar.

And especially when it involves seeing Taylor Mac at Seattle’s internationally acclaimed contemporary performance pioneer On the Boards.

That’s right. For just three days (December 10-12, 2015), @TaylorMacNYC is bringing the show to the Northwest.

And if you haven’t seen him before – when Taylor Mac is in the house, it is truly a SHOW.

This is why theatre and live performance will always exist. Because without the live experience, you would never be able to have something like this.

Rest assured, these will be three sold out nights of Seattle sensation.

And you better be there.

You've got three chances to catch Taylor Mac at On the Boards in December 2015.
You’ve got three chances to catch Taylor Mac at On the Boards in December 2015.