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Deirdre O'Connell to Star in Lucas Hnath's Dana H.

Les Waters directs the production for Center Theater Group.

Deirdre O'Connell stars in Dana H.
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Deirdre O'Connell will star in Dana H., the new Lucas Hnath play at the Center Theater Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances run May 26-June 23, with a September 6-October 6 engagement at Goodman Theatre, coproducer of the production.

Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson, and directed by Les Waters, Dana H. tells the real-life story of Hnath's own mother. A nondenominational hospice chaplain, Dana had stared death in the face on countless occasions, but when she helped a mentally ill ex-convict turn his life around, she suddenly found her own life hanging in the balance. Dana H. recounts the harrowing five-month odyssey as she was held captive by, traveled with and eventually escaped her unstable captor. It was originally commissioned by The Civilians and Goodman Theatre.

The creative team includes set design by Andrew Boyce, lighting and supertitle design by Paul Toben, costume design by Janice Pytel and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel.

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