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Deirdre O’Connell Holds Us Utterly Captive in ‘Dana H.’

Your actor is a form of voluntary hostage. They give up themselves to writers, administrators, and architects to channel other folks’s ideas and feelings. Actors can every so often write for themselves or improvise and sure, they uncover lots in practice session. However necessarily they’re vessels, able sufferers ready to be abducted by way of the casting agent. 
That makes the nice Deirdre O’Connell’s fulfillment doubly spectacular within the electrifying Dana H. She performs a lady who for a time used to be kidnapped and held by way of a deadly ex-con. He used to be a closely tattooed, mentally risky member of a white-power staff, and he shuttled his prisoner throughout state traces, committing crimes and evading regulation enforcement. Right here’s the item about this harrowing fugue state of a play, written by way of Lucas Hnath and directed by way of Les Waters: O’Connell by no means speaks. To painting an ex-captive, she lowers her voice down an oubliette.

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