The trope of entrapment—from 1963’s The Collector, by John Fowles, to 2010’s Room, by Emma Donoghue (both novels were made into films)—continues to frighten and fascinate the public. The theme’s latest iteration makes the stage its cell, recounting the real 1997 abduction of a psych-ward chaplain by a former patient. Written by the victim’s son and rooted in her recollections, the story spans the five months that Dana spent in captivity, moved from one motel room to another along highways from Florida to North Carolina. Now in an extended run. —C.J.F.
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