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Culver City Calendar

 

Jun
16
Sun
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm
INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.”

– Time Out New York

From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent follows the incredible true journey of a groundbreaking piece of theatre, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and nominated for Best Play, Indecent is a celebration of art, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

“SUPERBLY REALIZED AND REMARKABLY POWERFUL.”

– The New York Times

“AN ECSTATIC ONSTAGE CELEBRATION AND A DEEP, POWERFUL LOVE LETTER TO THEATER AT ITS MOST TOUCHING AND ROMANTIC.”

– The Forward

Credits

WRITTEN BY
Paula Vogel

DIRECTED BY
Rebecca Taichman

From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.”

– Time Out New York

From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent follows the incredible true journey of a groundbreaking piece of theatre, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and nominated for Best Play, Indecent is a celebration of art, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

“SUPERBLY REALIZED AND REMARKABLY POWERFUL.”

– The New York Times

“AN ECSTATIC ONSTAGE CELEBRATION AND A DEEP, POWERFUL LOVE LETTER TO THEATER AT ITS MOST TOUCHING AND ROMANTIC.”

– The Forward

Credits

WRITTEN BY
Paula Vogel

DIRECTED BY
Rebecca Taichman

Jun
18
Tue
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.”

– Time Out New York

From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent follows the incredible true journey of a groundbreaking piece of theatre, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and nominated for Best Play, Indecent is a celebration of art, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

“SUPERBLY REALIZED AND REMARKABLY POWERFUL.”

– The New York Times

“AN ECSTATIC ONSTAGE CELEBRATION AND A DEEP, POWERFUL LOVE LETTER TO THEATER AT ITS MOST TOUCHING AND ROMANTIC.”

– The Forward

Credits

WRITTEN BY
Paula Vogel

DIRECTED BY
Rebecca Taichman

Jun
19
Wed
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.”

– Time Out New York

From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent follows the incredible true journey of a groundbreaking piece of theatre, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and nominated for Best Play, Indecent is a celebration of art, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

“SUPERBLY REALIZED AND REMARKABLY POWERFUL.”

– The New York Times

“AN ECSTATIC ONSTAGE CELEBRATION AND A DEEP, POWERFUL LOVE LETTER TO THEATER AT ITS MOST TOUCHING AND ROMANTIC.”

– The Forward

Credits

WRITTEN BY
Paula Vogel

DIRECTED BY
Rebecca Taichman

Jun
20
Thu
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.”

– Time Out New York

From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent follows the incredible true journey of a groundbreaking piece of theatre, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and nominated for Best Play, Indecent is a celebration of art, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

“SUPERBLY REALIZED AND REMARKABLY POWERFUL.”

– The New York Times

“AN ECSTATIC ONSTAGE CELEBRATION AND A DEEP, POWERFUL LOVE LETTER TO THEATER AT ITS MOST TOUCHING AND ROMANTIC.”

– The Forward

Credits

WRITTEN BY
Paula Vogel

DIRECTED BY
Rebecca Taichman

The Red Cars Play the Industry Cafe June 20 @ Industry Cafe and Jazz
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Red Cars Play the Industry Cafe June 20 @ Industry Cafe and Jazz
On the third Thursday of each month flutist Ellen Burr and bassist
Jeff Schwartz organize an evening of creative music at the Industry
Cafe and Jazz, in Culver City’s Arts District, which they call
“Thirdsday.”
The June 20 installment features The Red Cars, an acoustic rock band
led by singer-songwriter Adam Snyder, with Jeff Schwartz on upright
bass and Richard Hynd on drums.
Before setting down in Culver City, Adam Snyder was a member of indie
rock band Mercury Rev, playing keyboards on their classic album
“Deserters’ Songs.” He also performed with New Order and other notable
bands. He has since released two acclaimed solo albums.
Richard Hynd spent the ’90s with the Scottish band Texas, including
playing on their #1 UK album “White on Blonde” which produced five UK
hit singles, one of which was remixed to feature the Wu-Tang Clan.
This is a special opportunity to hear these artists in an intimate and
casual local setting.
Two sets, beginning at 8pm. Admission is free, but donations are
welcome. The Industry Cafe serves Ethiopian and Eritrean food,
including vegan options, and beer and wine, at 6039 Washington Blvd.
Culver City.
Jun
21
Fri
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.”

– Time Out New York

From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent follows the incredible true journey of a groundbreaking piece of theatre, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and nominated for Best Play, Indecent is a celebration of art, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

“SUPERBLY REALIZED AND REMARKABLY POWERFUL.”

– The New York Times

“AN ECSTATIC ONSTAGE CELEBRATION AND A DEEP, POWERFUL LOVE LETTER TO THEATER AT ITS MOST TOUCHING AND ROMANTIC.”

– The Forward

Credits

WRITTEN BY
Paula Vogel

DIRECTED BY
Rebecca Taichman

Jun
22
Sat
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm
INDECENT @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.”

– Time Out New York

From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent follows the incredible true journey of a groundbreaking piece of theatre, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and nominated for Best Play, Indecent is a celebration of art, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

“SUPERBLY REALIZED AND REMARKABLY POWERFUL.”

– The New York Times

“AN ECSTATIC ONSTAGE CELEBRATION AND A DEEP, POWERFUL LOVE LETTER TO THEATER AT ITS MOST TOUCHING AND ROMANTIC.”

– The Forward

Credits

WRITTEN BY
Paula Vogel

DIRECTED BY
Rebecca Taichman

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters