Mercer University Theatre to Present ‘Gidion’s Knot’

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MACON – Mercer University Theatre will kick off its 2016-17 season Sept. 8-11 at Tattnall Square Center for the Arts with the award-winning drama “Gidion's Knot.”

General admission tickets are $15, or $10 with a Mercer I.D. Advance purchase is recommended, but tickets will also be available at the door. To purchase advance tickets, visit tickets.mercer.edu.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tattnall Square Center for the Arts is located at 1096 College St. in Macon.

“Gidion's Knot” is a heart-wrenching, adult-oriented drama by Princess Grace Award-winner Johnna Adams. Published in total in American Theatre magazine and a finalist for this year's Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, “Gidion's Knot” is a visceral and provocative theatre experience unlike any other, and sure to promote heated debate.

A parent/teacher conference begins as a mystery with a mother seeking answers as to why her son, Gidion, has been suspended from his fifth-grade class. The teacher is apprehensive until their discussion develops into a dramatically charged collision of freedom of expression, the failure of our school system, bullying and personal responsibility.

A recent review by the Washington Post praised the production as “…resonant… [a] particularly eloquent study of people caught between the competing demands of reason, morality and family… harrowing… a narrative that is as elegant as it is chilling.”