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 are on sale now.

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

Running time: 
1hr 15mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
4 images
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.

By:
Lucas Hnath, adapted from Interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson
Producer:
Vineyard Theatre, Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group
Director:
Les Waters
Lighting:
Paul Toben
Sound:
Mikhail Fiksel
Design:
Andrew Boyce
Costume:
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
Closes: 
April 11, 2020
Buy Tickets

Vineyard Theatre

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

Latest Dana H. News & Features

Deirdre O'Connell in Dana H.
Vineyard Theatre announces second extension for Dana H.
February 27, 2020

The Vineyard Theatre has now announced a second 2-week extension for the current New York premiere of Dana H., written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson. The production began previews on February 7 and officially opened on February 25 (read our 4-star review). The limited engagement was originally scheduled to close on March 15, before an initial extension through March 29, and will now close on April 11, 2020.

Deirdre O'Connell in Dana H.
Dana H., starring Deirdre O'Connell, extends at Vineyard Theatre
February 21, 2020

The Vineyard Theatre has now announced a 2-week extension for the current New York premiere of Dana H., written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson. The production began previews on February 7 and is set for an official opening on February 25. The limited engagement will now run through March 29, 2020 (instead of March 15, as previously reported).

Deirdre O'Connell in Dana H.
Dates set for Lucas Hnath's Dana H. at the Vineyard Theatre
November 19, 2019

The Vineyard Theatre has now announced dates for the upcoming New York premiere of Dana H., written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson. The production will run from February 7 through March 15, 2020, with an official opening set for February 25. As previously reported, stage & screen favorite Deirdre O'Connell will star in the New York premiere as Dana Higginbotham.

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