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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-9278
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The chairs are not padded well, so bring a pillow if you're prone to pain.
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4.5 average rating
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29 events
25 reviews
0 stars
attended May 15 2013

Intense and realistic portrayal of what some families go through when struggling with a child with behavioral problems

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30 events
12 reviews
5 stars
attended May 29 2013

Funny, pokes gentle fun at the full range of disconnection that is our norm these days, and evokes compassion about parenting, dysfunction, distractability, and the real challenges of attempting to be wholly human and present when it matters. Go!

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10 reviews
10 stars
attended May 10 2013

the play was so well done that it really got me thinking about ADHD. The production was wonderful!

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Website

http://centralsquaretheater.org/season/12-13/distracted.html

Description

Mama is meditating. Her cell phone rings, waking Jesse up. He can’t sit still, swears like a truck driver and is in trouble at school. His teacher says Attention Deficit Disorder. His doctor blames environmental toxins. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” Experts are consulted. Ritalin is prescribed. Can a pill solve all his problems? Mama’s determined to find the — wait, she’s got a text message! And even the actors are having trouble focusing! Is Jesse just a normal kid in an ADD world? Lisa Loomer’s hilarious, provocative and poignant look at a modern family asks: Who’s really distracted?

This show contains adult language.

About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square Theater

The Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.

URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.

During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.