Over the past decade, playwright Johnna Adams has built a reputation as an intriguing author not afraid to tackle thorny issues. That's on display in Gidion's Knot, which receives a regional premiere this week at Pillsbury House Theatre. The play takes us through a parent-teacher conference that is about a lot more than grades and behavior issues. Over the course of the piece, Gidion's mother and his fifth-grade teacher explore his tragic story. The work was a finalist for multiple playwright awards in 2013, and will have regional productions across the country this year. The show opens Pillsbury House's 24th season, and features a pair of extremely talented performers. Aditi Brennan Kapil, a 2013 City Pages Artist of the Year, is joined by Laura Esping on the stage, while Pillsbury House's co-artistic director Noel Raymond directs. In previews through Thursday. (Photo by Travis Anderson)
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Feb. 21. Continues through March 23, 2014
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