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Broadway’s Is This A Room and Dana H. to Close Early

October 25th, 2021 | By Caitlin Moynihan

Tina Satter’s Is This A Room and Lucas Hnath’s Dana H., which have been playing in rep at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, will now play their final performances two months early on November 14.  Dana H. will play its final performance at 2PM ET on November 13 and Is This A Room will play its final performance at 3PM ET on  November 14. Both productions were originally announced to run through January 16, 2022.

“We are so proud that these two extraordinary, groundbreaking plays have had a chance to receive Broadway life and the celebration they deserve. Each of these plays expands the definition of what a Broadway play can be in thrilling and innovative ways,” said producers Dori Berinstein, Sally Horchow and Matt Ross in a statement. “While we would’ve loved to run through our original end date, we recognize that we are in a challenging landscape for live performance and we’re grateful to have had a chance to share this work. We urge audiences to not miss out on what audiences and critics have rightly called ‘unmissable’ new theater.”

Is This A Room, directed by Satter and starring Emily Davis reprising her award-winning off-Broadway performance, is the true story of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old former Air Force linguist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of the interrogation of Reality by the agents who question her. The production also features Becca Blackwell as Unknown Male, Will Cobbs as Agent Taylor and Pete Simpson as Agent Garrick.

Dana H., directed by Les Waters, stars Deirdre O’Connell, who won an Obie Award for her performance. The play tells the harrowing true story of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath, this work shatters the boundaries of the art form and challenges our understanding of good and evil.

Is This A Room began previews on Broadway on September 24 and officially opened on October 11. Dana H. began previews on October 1 and officially opened on October 17. The two plays perform on a rotating schedule.


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