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 If you love Deirdre O'Connell (as you should!), the investigation-based work of The Civilians, or just great downtown theater, you must go.
Don't see it if you don't want to meditate on the current national zeitgeist as it relates to violence, mental health, civil rights, and criminal justice.
See it if Deirdre O’Connell masterfully embodies the playwright’s mother, who tells the story of being taken hostage for 5 months. Riveting and sad
Don't see it if This is not a lighthearted evening in the theater. It is serious, almost completely a monologue and very little staging or movement.
See it if You like intense stories. You want to watch a subtle but extraordinary performance.
Don't see it if You don’t like dark theatrical stories or need certainty. This is very much one person’s version of a story and leaves questions.
See it if you enjoyed "Is this a Room" and/or the lip syncing of The Wooster Group and Reza Abdoh.
Don't see it if you dislike the above and if you're under 16 (extremely mature content).