Dana H.

UPDATE: This production is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Lucas Hnath's Dana H., starring Deirde O'Connell, as part of its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season.

Dana H. is co-produced by Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

This show has now closed. See our list of theatre tickets for shows currently on sale.

Running time: 
1hr 15mins (no intermission)
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About Dana H.:

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, this innovative work shatters the boundaries of the art form and our understanding of good and evil.

Lucas Hnath, adapted from Interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson
Vineyard Theatre, Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group
Les Waters
Paul Toben
Mikhail Fiksel
Andrew Boyce
Janice Pytel
Cast list:
Deirdre O’Connell (as Dana Higginbotham)
Dana H. Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 11, 2020
Opening date: 
February 25, 2020
April 11, 2020

Vineyard Theatre

108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
14th Street - Union Square Station

Our Dana H. Review

Dana H., the harrowing docudrama currently unspooling at the Vineyard Theatre, is a one-woman show performed by two women. As adapted by playwright Lucas Hnath, an audiotape featuring the writer’s mother is lip-synced by a riveting Deirdre O’Connell and together the intertwined ladies relate a tale that is as full of duality as the staging itself. It is both a monster story and a survivor’s... Read more