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Lucas Hnath - DANA H

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Posted: 5/26/19 at 7:56pm

The play starts previews this evening  - making its World Premiere at Kirk Douglas Theater.  Super curious how the play is.  I already got tickets but would love to hear how the show is.  Lucas is an exceptional playwright 

 

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Posted: 5/27/19 at 3:15am
Looking forward to seeing this next month
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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Posted: 5/28/19 at 11:07pm

also, how long is the show?  its still listed as TBD on the CTG website 

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Posted: 5/28/19 at 11:11pm

will be seeing it as a triple header in a few weeks with Happy Days and a show in the Hollywood Fringe, I am very excited. 

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Posted: 6/7/19 at 7:29pm

Reviews have been really strong - looking forward to seeing this next week

 

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-dana-h-review-20190604-story.html

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Posted: 6/7/19 at 8:37pm

Saw this play last week, and I can't sing its praises loud enough. I went in knowing the general subject matter of the show, but not how the play is presented to the audience.

Deirdre O'Connell is mesmerizing and so in tune with the character that for the majority of the piece I forgot we were not hearing her voice. 

If you are in the Los Angeles area during the show's run, go see it.

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Posted: 6/7/19 at 8:38pm

VernonGersch said: "also, how long is the show?its still listed as TBD on the CTG website"

 

The play runs about 75 minutes or so.

 

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Posted: 6/8/19 at 1:18am

tjjster said: "VernonGersch said: "also, how long is the show?its still listed as TBD on the CTG website"

The play runs about 75 minutes or so.


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I have seen Dolls House Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton - both in NYC. I loved both, but it just hits me how this guy can pack so much into such a compact amount of time. Not sure about the subject matter of this play, but the ones I have seen were great (each with Laurie Metcalf).

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Posted: 6/8/19 at 9:28am

I saw this last week and I will say its interesting, fascinating and I found it ultimately to be disappointing or less than satisfying. I kept sitting there thinking, “You know, the Lifetime movie version of this story would ultimately be better than this.” Even a storytelling version of it on The Moth or something would have felt more fulfilling.

I think my biggest critique of the show is that it’s too small. I wanted it to be include more of her family and to me, it felt like a little bit of a cop out for the playwright to be telling a story that’s obviously so personal — where he’s mentioned multiple times — and then not put more of himself into it.  

Don’t get me wrong, it’s worth seeing, but considering how riveted I was at the start, I expected to like it more by the end. It just didn’t all work for me. 

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Posted: 6/21/19 at 9:32am

If you are remotely near LA, this show is an absolute must-see.  Deidre O'Connell is giving a performance that is staggering and so brilliantly nuanced that it ranks as one of the best performances I've ever seen on the stage.

The play is excellent - riveting, compelling and heartbreaking.  With. So. Many. Layers.  

Kudos to all involved.  

Do not miss this show.  

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Posted: 6/21/19 at 10:54am
It's coming to the Goodman in Chicago for their upcoming season, and I was on the fence about checking it out. Thanks for the thoughts, all - I think I'll be giving it a look when it's here.
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Posted: 6/22/19 at 2:53pm

It's an absolute must-see experience.  Looking forward to hearing if they change anything from the Los Angeles World Premiere to when it lands at The Goodman

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 5:56pm

Just announced for a winter 2020 production at the Vineyard Off-Broadway starring Deirdre O'Connell.

I know this show will be divisive, but I'm happy that (imo) this extraordinary show gets a chance to run in NYC.

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 6:01pm

tjjster said: "VernonGersch said: "also, how long is the show?its still listed as TBD on the CTG website"



The play runs about 75 minutes or so.


Is he incapable of writing anything more than 75 minutes.  I think of them as playlets.

 

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 3:01pm
This will be playing at thr Goodman in Chicago when I am there in September. After reading aboyt the show, not sure I want to see it. BUT, tuckets are from only $15 in the balcony. All seats, even orchestra (for $35), are geberal admission. This is my first ever trip to Chicago. What is the Goodman balcony like?

I think would rather wait & see if Steppenwolf's current production of True West extends. Already have tickets to a few other things.
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 4:24pm
The Owen in The Goodman has a bit of black box feel (the seating can be moved depending on the production and it isn't a traditional theatre set-up). I've seen two shows there, and the balcony is high, but with pretty good sightlines. I recall there being two rows of seats in the balcony last I was there, and I think if you got the front row you would be fine. But, for $35, orchestra might be worth it.
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:51pm

Jarethan said: "tjjster said: "VernonGersch said: "also, how long is the show?its still listed as TBD on the CTG website"



The play runs about 75 minutes or so.


Is he incapable of writing anything more than 75 minutes. I think of them as playlets.


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There's nothing wrong with shorter plays. I don't think Mamet's written anything longer than an hour and a half. It's also his style to pack huge amounts of text into a short amount of time. Any longer than 75 minutes would be fatiguing.

He has an early work called Issac's Eye that's two acts. I don't know how long that one runs, but maybe he tested the two-act structure and it didn't work out for him.

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 6:20pm

I saw Isaac's Eye. It held the attention for the 2:15 runtime, but Hnath definitely works better in a more potent form.

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Posted: 8/14/19 at 1:12am
loooooved this in LA, happy to see they arent shoving it on broadway with a bold name, deirdre o’connell is memorizing