Gidion’s Knot


Ran From: February 17, 2017 – February 26, 2017 in Bowne’s Lab Theatre

(W/ Previews on February 15 & 16, 2017)

 The Story:

Through the lens of a parent/teacher conference, Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot presents to her audience equally puzzling dilemmas in the reality of education and the development of children. The death of Corryn’s son, Gidion, has affected more people than just his mother and his teacher Heather. This drama questions how bullying, expression, and identity are intense struggles for everyone, especially the developing, delicate minds of children. Gidion is just one example of every human that battles the world into which they were born. Paralleling the complexity of the Gordian Knot, Gidion’s Knot poses to its audience questions about suicide, the ethics of teaching, responsibility, accountability, and acceptable boundaries of expression.

Blogs from Gidion’s Knot

Who’s Responsible? A Youth Epidemic

In Gidion’s Knot, we get a look at a meeting we very rarely witness – a parent and teacher discussing the death of a student. The mother in this play meets with the teacher of her son, Gidion, who …

From the Dialogues on Diversity 2016-2017 Forums Season