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  • “Gideon’s Knot” will open this season at Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, which is in residence at Hilbert College. The curtain rises Sept. 19.
Buffalo Laboratory Theatre raises curtain with intimate new show
Date: 2014-09-18
HAMBURG — Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, the company in residence at Hilbert College in Hamburg, will open its season on Sept. 19 with its Curtain Up! season-opener, “Gideon’s Knot” by John Adams. The play is set during a parent-teacher conference, during which a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely – or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct an explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.“Theatres in this area tend to go with “crowd-pleasers” to open their season,” said BLT’s artistic director Taylor Doherty. “We wanted to go with something more intimate this time through.” Doherty said it will resonate with “anyone who has kids, might have kids in the future or is concerned about kids and their place in the education system in America.“That...
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