The world premiere of Dana H., by Tony Award-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part 2) and adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson, is the final production in the 2018-19 season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
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. The startling new work, directed by Les Waters, recounts the harrowing five-month odyssey as she was held captive by, traveled with, and eventually escaped her unstable captor. Told in Higginbotham's own words and staged by her son, this innovative work of theater shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.