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Profiles Theatre
4139-4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 27 members
Review from gena
22 events 1 review

Powerful and thought-provoking. Great theatre experience!

reviewed Jan 17 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Squishy
Red Velvet 70 events 38 reviews

One of the best 2 person plays I have ever seen.
Being a teacher I was glued to the script and movement of this very true to life....and yes, it is, play.
Not far from events in my students' lives or mine.
Beautiful....and wonderfully cast.

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from drklo1
Red Velvet 42 events 17 reviews

Amy J. Carle gives a powerful, deeply nuanced, and mesmerizing performance as the mother. Not to be missed. Her performance in this play and the performance by Mary Beth Fisher in the Goodman's production of Luna Gale are two of the best things...continued

reviewed Feb 21 2014 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Amy J. Carle, who plays this grieving mother, is turning in a blistering piece of acting, one of the best of the season … Jahraus’ production is really very jolting and well worth a trip to the little caldron on North Broadway.” -Chicago Tribune
“A tangle of shifting sympathies and treacherous turns, Johnna Adams’ spare 75-minute, two-hander one-act teeters on a knife edge during every burning second.” -Stage and Cinema
“It’s rare to see a play where the entire audience just holds their breath waiting for what’s going to happen next. It’s even rarer to have it between only two people in a confined space with no intermission. But Profiles Theatre offers just that with their latest and most intense production, Gidion’s Knot.” —Chicago Theater Beat


Gidion’s Knot received its world premiere in July 2012 at The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University in West Virginia. At the 2013 Humana Festival, Gidion’s Knot received the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for best script premiering outside New York. Johnna Adams won the 2011 Princess Grace Award and was a 2012 Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Other plays include The Anguisher, Hued Moll, Lickspittles, The Sans Merci, Cockfighters and The Sacred Geometry of S&M Porn. Adams’ plays have been read or produced by The Alliance Theatre Lab, The New Group, Impetuous Theater, Rude Guerilla Theater Company, the Hunger Artists Theatre Ensemble and the Chicago Dramatists Workshop among many others.

The show runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

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