Dana was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
Performances have begun for the world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s “Dana H.” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in a co-production with Goodman Theatre. Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson, directed by Les Watersand featuring Deirdre O’Connell in the title role, “Dana H.” will open on June 2 and continue through June 23, 2019.
The creative team includes set design by Andrew Boyce, lighting and supertitle design by Paul Toben, costume design by Janice Pyteland and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel. The production stage manager is Maggie Swing.
“Dana H.” was originally commissioned by The Civilians (New York) and Goodman Theatre; it will appear at the Goodman from September 6 through October 6, 2019, during their 2019/2020 season.
Dana H. By Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON
For tickets go to www.centertheatregroup.org