Dana H. on Broadway Show Information and History
Dana H. Summary
- Show Status: Closed
- Genre: Play
- Dana H. is 75 minutes long, including an intermission of none
- 4 Shows per week
- Previews Began: October 1, 2021
- Show Opened: October 17, 2021
- Show Closed: November 28, 2021
A disturbing true story where a woman is held captive by an escaped mental patient and forced on the run for five months in Florida
Dana H. on Broadway Background
Dana H.'s identity may not have been known at the time of the abduction, but this play endeavors to bring the audience inside her own personal nightmare at the hands of her crazed captor. Dana H. is an experiment in documentary theatre. The show had a run at the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles and at the Goodman in Chicago's Loop.
Dana H. plays alternating performances in repertory with Is This a Room at the same theatre. this window Post-COVID was previously anticipated to be the opening of Sing Street at the Lyceum. The show runs for a 17-week engagement, running in rotation with Is This a Room
What’s Dana H. Like?
Dana H is a naïve orderly at a psych ward who is taken hostage by an escaped mental patient. A harrowing, but true Stockholm syndrome story that unfolds across Southern Florida in a bizarre mix of motels, hotels and tennis clubs. The kidnapping ordeal goes on for over five months and blurs the line between good and evil. Dana H. ultimately survives the trauma, but suffers terrible PTSD as a result of the ordeal, in which she feels compelled to fantasize about the torture to garner her own personal recovery and for the redemption of the assailant.
Is Dana H. Good for Kids?
Kidnapping is no fairy story and this show gives even some adults nightmares. The show is not suitable for children under the age of 16 or anyone with a nervous disposition
New York, NY 10019
- Dana Higginbotham
- Deirdre O’Connell
- Les Waters
- Lucas Hnath
- Steve Cosson