In this harrowing true story, Dana, a chaplain of a psych ward, is held captive with her life in a patient's hands for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, Lucas Hnath. More…
From the show:
Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. A harrowing true story, Dana was held captive with her life in this man’s hands — trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented and terrified — for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath (A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, THE CHRISTIANS), “one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years” (The New York Times), this innovative work shatters the boundaries of the art form and our understanding of good and evil.
See it if Health worker is kidnapped and forced into a brutal underworld. Seemingly incredulous, but true. Superb acting & production.
Don't see it if You don't want to listen to her harrowing ordeal. She inhabits eerily parallel worlds, including straight & criminal; living & dead.
See it if u want to witness a brilliantly understated perf via Hnath's unique storytelling of a harrowing true-life ordeal that is gripping & stirring
Don't see it if if you're triggered by frank descriptions of kidnapping, violence & sexual assault. [Otherwise, see this small masterpiece.]
See it if you're a fan of O'Connell or Hnath, curious about a true-life kidnapping & the lip-sync method of telling story, enjoy riveting stories
Don't see it if don't like 1-person, 1-act plays, actor lip-syncing to actual narration confuses you, upset by kidnapping, rape stories, strobes, loud noise
See it if Downtown darling, Dee Dee O, does docu-drama in Dana H's voice (literally) relating a daring ordeal.A master actor at work with a difference
Don't see it if Static. Depending on your stance, the lip-synching gimmick will either distance you or bring you safely closer to the difficult material.
See it if you're interested in documentary theatre. This play is unique because you hear the voice of Dana H., not the voice of the actress.
Don't see it if you do not like one-person plays or get upset by talk of violence. Or if you do not like lip synching. You will soon forget the latter.
See it if you want to see an incredible performance by one of the greatest living actresses
Don't see it if You don’t like non-traditional plays. It’s not a secret they tell you before the play starts that she is lip-synching the entire time
See it if Deirdre O'Connell gives a masterful performance as a kidnap victim. Alone on stage, I couldn't take my eyes off her.
Don't see it if The story itself, though gripping, left me with so many questions. None of which had anything to do with the value of the show.
See it if An intense glimpse into the white supremacist/neo nazi world in plain sight that even the police fear. The intensity of fear and gaslighting
Don't see it if Kidnapping, nazis, rape, hearing about murders are triggering. Rather not know about this powerful, scary network in our society.
See it if you're looking for a different kind of one-man show or if you are a fan of Lucas Hnath or if you want to see something very different.
Don't see it if Death is distressing to you, or if you have trouble staying awake during a monotone monologue. Comments are death are insightful at the end.
See it if you want to see an amazing piece of theatrical skill. Dana's story is fascinating and Dierdre O'Connell fully inhabits the role.
Don't see it if you need stage action. Seated, she is telling a story -- and what a story it is! Not usually a fan of one-person shows, I was captivated.
See it if you are a fan of playwright Lucas Hnath. Hnath takes on the story of family tragedy and shows us how one triumphs over it. A MUST SEE!!!!!!
Don't see it if a serious work about how one triumphed over a real life tragedy doesn't interest you. You have no idea what you are missing.
See it if for an exceptional actress telling a frightening story from real life, in a presentation style that is totally innovative. heartbreaking.
Don't see it if If real life stories of human cruelty and damaged psyches aren't for you, this will be a challenge.
See it if You want to see a devastating story beautifully nuanced and superbly told.
Don't see it if You are looking for a lighthearted evening in the theatre.
See it if You are a fan of Hnath's previous work. You like plays that are crafted and not necessarily like other’s you’ve seen.
Don't see it if You want a traditional play. This is based on a transcript.
See it if you are ready for a gripping re-telling from Hnath's mother's mouth of a horrific kidnapping. O'Connell fully embodies her.
Don't see it if you are unprepared to go through a women's trauma in the first person. Tough emotionally from start to finish.
See it if You like the work of Hnath. Interested in a recounting of when Hnath's mother was kidnapped and held for 5 months. Gripping story.
Don't see it if Don't like 1 woman shows. Want a story that's upbeat and light. Don't like shows about violence. Dont want to see a show told via lip sync
See it if Harrowing & absorbing with tour de force performance by Deirdre O'Connell.The scenarios are vividly described, gripping & gut wrenching.
Don't see it if Do not see it if you do not like theatre at its best
Also Not to be missed.
See it if If you like the theatre of reporting rather than acting; want to see a new gimmick
Don't see it if You like to feel for the character and prefer conventional drama rather than lip syncing.
See it if This was brutal, in a smartly felt and compelling mode. Tracks the playwright's mother through her kidnapping.
Don't see it if Trigger warnings for sexual assualt.
See it if You are interested in new forms of expression and are not squeamish. This is a rough story told in a very innovative way.
Don't see it if You want to see a Broadway musical extravaganza.