Aurora Theatre Company to Continue 22nd Season with GIDION'S KNOT, 1/31-3/2
Aurora Theatre Company continues its 22nd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Johnna Adams' (2011 Princess Grace Award recipient, finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) incendiary new play GIDION'S KNOT. A parent/teacher conference begins with a concerned mother wanting answers as to why her son was suspended from his 5th grade class. Was he a bully? A victim? A protector? Their discussion develops into a dramatically charged, volatile exploration of personal responsibility, freedom of expression, the failure of our school system, bullying, and blame.
Called "heart-stopping" by Washingtonian Magazine, this provocative exploration of culpability received its World Premiere in 2012 at The Contemporary American Theater Festival. Published in its entirety in American Theatre Magazine, and a finalist for the 2012 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, GIDION'S KNOT raises profound questions about parenting, maternal loyalty, and who is ultimately responsible for the actions of our children. Jon Tracy (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) returns to Aurora Theatre Company to helm GIDION'S KNOT, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) and Stacy Ross (Wilder Times). For mature audiences.
GIDION'S KNOT will be the fully-staged anchor production in this season's Global Age Project, an Aurora Theatre Company initiative that encourages playwrights and directors to explore life in the 21st century and beyond. In addition, several new plays dealing with global age concerns will be chosen from an international pool of playwrights and presented in a series of developmental readings during the run of GIDION'S KNOT.
For tickets (Previews $35; Regular Performances $32-50; Limited Opening Night Seating $60) the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Half-off tickets for Under 30, student, and group discounts available.