Mainstage Theatre

Mainstage Theatre

The Mainstage is graced with award-winning artists and up-and-coming talent who create dynamic theatre that makes us laugh, cry, and think–sometimes all at the same time. These shows are attended by more than 13,000 people a year. To ensure that all Tucsonans have a chance to experience live theatre, we have some of the lowest ticket prices in town and offer hundreds of free tickets to organizations and schools across the city.

Ticket Prices

  • General: $23
  • Military, Senior, or Student: $21
  • Thursdays and Previews: $17


September 7, 2023 - September 24, 2023

by Taylor Mac

Directed by Maryann Green

Starring Jake Montgomery
Avis Judd
Olive Adams
and Michael Woodson

When a son returns home from Afghanistan ready to challenge his abusive father, he finds an unexpected scenario: Isaac’s father has suffered a debilitating stroke and his mother has gleefully taken control of the household with unwavering support from little sister Max, newly out as transgender. Isaac revels in the old, “be careful what you wish for” mantra, as he struggles to find his place in this new family dynamic. Celebrated as a dysfunctional family dramedy for a new era, Taylor Mac’s HIR turns patriarchy on its head with intriguingly fresh results. Note: This show contains explicit language and adult themes.

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HIR poster

Reviews & Testimonials

"What is remarkable about ‘Hir’ is not its woolly, dark vision of an American family run amok, but the flawed and real humanity that simmers beneath all the surreal comedy."

The New York Times


Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3:00pm


$23 General
$21 Military, Senior, Student
$17 Thursdays and Previews

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