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by Johnna Adams
March 20 - April 11
Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed fifth-grade primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.
Gidion’s Knot is a thought-provoking two-character play touching upon bullying, teacher/parent responsibility, the local principal’s and board’s decisions and policies, the school system’s failures and the issue of students’ freedom of expression. The face-off escalates inexorably throughout as the two women confront the audience as much as one another with their characters’ pain, avoidance and degrees of guilt and regret.
Gidion’s Knot is directed by convergence-continuum’s Amy Bistok and features actors Laurel Hoffman and Elaine Feagler.
What if theatre weren't a mirror reflecting the familiar, but an opening into unknown territory? What if there were no fourth wall?
What if, instead of going to the theatre to watch a play, you crossed the threshold into the world of the play to experience it?
Theatre that expands the imagination and extends the conventional boundaries of language, structure, space, and performance that challenges the conventional notions of what theatre is.
What sort of theatre would this be?