Port Arthur Theatre’s “Gidion’s Knot” closes out run with special performances this weekend

Published 5:01 pm Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Program will feature “Gidion’s Knot” as its Fall 2022 Theater Production.

The play is scheduled for October 20 at 1:30 p.m., and October 22 with showtimes at 2 and 7 p.m.

The presentation takes place on the main stage in the Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Theatre.

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Admission is free but patrons are asked to make reservations by calling 409-984-6331.

The presentation does include adult language and content, so the program is not suitable for children.

The oftentimes heart-wrenching story takes place during a parent/teacher conference, as 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 a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.