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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. ★★★

Theater 2013-14: Charting course back to its earthy roots, Profiles celebrates 25th season

Aug 13, 2013 – 12:27 pm
Playwright Neil LaBute

Second in a series of season previews: Profiles Theatre will mark its 25th anniversary this season by getting back to what co-artistic director Joe Jahraus calls the lean, mean style that has set this company apart. That’s lean as in Neil LaBute’s “Wrecks,” a one-actor narrative about the devastation of a man’s life wrought by the death of his wife, and mean as in Rhett Rossi’s “In God’s Hat,” which plays out through the taut, charged reunion of two estranged brothers when one of them is released from prison.