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‘Gidion’s Knot’ at Profiles: Answers hit hard when mother seeks cause of child’s suicide

Feb 5, 2014 – 8:53 am
Amy J. Carle plays the mother of a fifth-grader who has committed suicide in 'Gidion's Knot' by Johnna Adams at Profiles Theatre. (Michael Brosilow)

Review: While it isn’t exactly a monodrama, Johnna Adams’ play “Gidion’s Knot,” about a mother looking for answers after her fifth-grade son kills himself, is a provocatively detailed – and less than flattering — portrait of the mom, with the only other character, the boy’s teacher, serving essentially as interlocutor. And Amy J. Carle’s performance at Profiles Theatre as the self-absorbed, reluctantly self-questioning mother is wrought with painful precision. ★★★