By Johnna Adams
Directed by Cristina Alicea
A Co-Production with Forum Theatre Company
Over the course of an unexpected parent/teacher conference in a 5th grade classroom, a mother and her son’s teacher battle over the circumstances that led to Gidion’s tragic death. As the story unravels, the “truth” becomes increasingly complex and alarming.
Was he a bully? A victim? A protector? Or, was his imagination too powerful for the adults around him?
This play contains strong language and mature situations. Parental discretion is advised.
GIDION’S KNOT is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
NextStop’s Industrial Strength Theatre:
269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, Virginia, 20170
About 5 minutes from Washington DC’s Dulles Airport.
“Gidion’s Knot” by Johnna Adams, a Co-Production between NextStop Theatre Company and Forum Theatre, opens on August 28th in Herndon VA after an engagement at Forum Theatre in Silver Spring MD July 19-August 3, 2014.
Previews: 8/28, 8/29; Opening: 8/30
“You’ve heard of must-see TV? Well, this is must-see theater. I recommend you see Gidion’s Knot. You might be the better for it.Tim Treanor, DC THEATRE SCENE, on this NextStop/Forum Co-Production
Flux Theatre Ensemble (New York) produced her play Sans Merci in spring of 2013 in New York. The script was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for best play. Her play Skinless was developed at the 2012 MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center and read at Rattlestick (New York) in winter of 2012. Her play Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens was produced by Impetuous Theatre in autumn of 2013. Johnna’s plays Angel Eaters, Rattlers, 8 Little Antichrists, Sans Merci, Cockfighters and The Sacred Geometry of S&M Porn are published by Original Works Publishing (www.originalworksonline.com) and a forthcoming edition of Gidion’s Knot will be published by Dramatists Play Serivce, Inc. Johnna graduated from the DePaul University Theatre School with a BFA in Acting and received a 2012 MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College with Tina Howe.