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Dana H.


Dana H., a groundbreaking work by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, opens at the Lyceum Theatre this fall.

Dana H. tells the harrowing true story of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath, this groundbreaking work shatters the boundaries of the art form and challenges our understanding of good and evil. Deirdre O’Connell will return to Broadway in Dana H., reprising her Obie Award-winning performance that was hailed as “astounding” (The Wrap), “astonishing” (Time Out New York) and “truly mesmerizing” (The Daily Beast).

The World Premiere of Dana H.. was produced in 2019 by Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, California (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Meghan Pressman, Managing Director/CEO; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director) and Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Shulfer, Executive Director). Dana H. was first presented in New York in 2020 by Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director; Sarah Stern, Artistic Director; Suzanne Appel, Managing Director). DANA H. was originally commissioned and developed by The Civilians (New York, NY) and Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Illinois). The 2020 Off-Broadway production of  was the recipient of three Obie citations, including the Obie Award for Performance (Deirdre O’Connell), Sustained Excellence in Direction (Les Waters) and Sound Design (Mikhail Fiksel). It was the winner of the Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and Outstanding Sound Design, as well as the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. It was nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Director; the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Sound Design; the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design and Outstanding Solo Performance; and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for Deirdre O’Connell and Outstanding Production of a Play.

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