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 You want to see Deirdre O'Connell in a tour de four performance (lip syncing to taped interviews with Hnath's mother).
Don't see it if You're fragile and can't handle stories about kidnapping and abuse.
See it if you want to be captivated & mesmerized by an actress who speaks the words of another, lip-syncing an actual interview w/lucas hnath's mother
Don't see it if you don't want to hear a horrifically nightmarish account of the five-month-long kidnapping saga of hnath's mother.
See it if You are interested in real stories about real people ... amazing actress... incredible story
Don't see it if You don't like Drama at its best.
See it if you want to see powerful theater at its best. A harrowing tale uniquely told. Searing and memorable.
Don't see it if you will not like a haunting tragic tale no matter how beautifully and honestly told.
See it if you want to see a gripping, true story, interpreted by a master actor. It will have you pondering and mulling for ages.
Don't see it if you don't like one-person plays, difficult subjects, a plain set, with very little movement.
See it if you like crime podcasts. This isn't a diss. It's just a new type of audio theatre that draws you in w/ horrific details.
Don't see it if hate one-person shows.
See it if you want to see a true story of a heroine who crosses the line between her personal and professional life and paid very, very dearly for it
Don't see it if you don't want to see one woman's descent into hell for crossing the line between her personal and professional life.
See it if you love theater and want to see a show that is unlike others. Don't be afraid of the topic- it's more interesting than it is depressing!
Don't see it if You really really can't handle difficult subjects, or are looking for a big production
See it if You are looking for a unique theater experience! Lip syncing makes this true story even more compelling. Absorbing and brave production.
Don't see it if You just can't stand hearing about psychotic cruelty.
See it if you want to see an unforgettable performance. Deirdre O'Connell is truly great. Heartbreaking.
Don't see it if you don't like "heavy" subject matter or looking at human pain.
See it if you enjoy true stories & a unique approach to a play. Deirdre O’Connell lip-syncs Dana H’s recorded voice describing her 5 month abduction.
Don't see it if you can’t handle hearing about real-life violence and torture or if your bladder is too small to remain seated for 75 minutes at a time.
See it if Lucas Hnath is a brilliant observer and this true personal story is told in the most compelling way. Deirdre O'Connell is brilliant.Must see
Don't see it if You want anything that is light or entertaining.
See it if O'Connell is MASTERFUL. Gripping dark real story. You could hear a pin drop for the entire time. Edge of your seat. Gut wrenching.
Don't see it if Dark heavy uncomfortable stories are not for you.
Also Hnath does it again in a very original format.
See it if O'Connell is absolutely riveting is this horrific monologue/drama about a white supremacist kidnapping via Hnath's montage of gripping event
Don't see it if Dense, often confusing & scattered; reflecting victim's state of mind Seeps from dread to compassion to questionable in Waters' taut staging
See it if you want to see an account of anguish so sharp it transcends its material, due in large part to Deirdre O’Connell’s transcendent performance
Don't see it if a graphic account of physical & mental pain might be too much for you to sit through.
See it if for O’Connell’s matter of fact but chilling performance; fascinating combo horror story & confession
Don't see it if what is pt of play? unreliability of memory; how victims of violence blame themselves/identify w perpetrator; how religion distorts vision?
See it if you want to see an amazing performance by one of our finest actresses. You will never think of lip-syncing the same way again.
Don't see it if stories of abuse are too upsetting for you to sit through.
See it if You like Lucas Hnath. You want to share this woman's experience as she reconstructs the events in her own voice.
Don't see it if Watching a solo woman on a stark stage lip sync to an off stage vocal track fails to appeal. This is an extremely explicit recounting.