Gidion's Knot

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28 2016

In Johnna Adams' drama Gidion's Knot, a parent-teacher conference becomes a searing journey into the heart of terror and self-doubt. Gidion, a primary school student, has committed suicide. His grieving mother and his overwhelmed teacher are left to talk about what happened and to try to understand the reason. Was Gidion being bullied by the other children, or was he the one doling out the abuse? Could either woman have stopped it from happening? Is one of them more at fault than the other? St. Louis Actors' Studio stages Gidion's Knot at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (February 12 to 28) at the Gaslight Theatre (360 North Boyle Avenue; 314-458-2978 or Tickets are $30 to $35.

Paul Friswold

Price: $30-$35