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A Tempest Prayer

Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams

Friday, March 5, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 7, 2:00 pm

This performance will be live streamed. Tickets $10

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Spoiler Alert:

In the course of the play, a teacher and a mother discuss the tragic suicide of a student, and a fictional story is read, containing graphic details of sexual violence and physical mutilation.

Note: None of these elements are actually portrayed on stage.

Additional Resources

What is a Gordian knot?
The title of Johnna Adam’s play, Gidion’s Knot refers to the term, “Gordian Knot”, meaning an unsolvable problem.  In the play we see that Heather has displayed a project done by one of her students, Seneca, who Corryn has taken an interest in and is impressed by her work. 

“The term Gordian knot,” commonly used to describe a complex or unsolvable problem, can be traced back to a legendary chapter in the life of Alexander the Great." - Evan Andrews, history.com

Click to link to learn more about this legendary tale:
https://www.history.com/news/what-was-the-gordian-knot

Interview with playwright Johnna Adams:
This article (click here) provides insight into Johnna Adams’ process on Gidion’s Knot and her approach to playwriting

Resources on Child Suicide: Recent article on npr.com (click here)

Boston Children’s Hospital - Suicide in Teens and Children Symptoms & Causes: click here

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: click here

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