Distracted: Comedy-Drama About Family and Pharmaceuticals
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The last date listed for Distracted was Sunday June 9, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Central Square Theater:
- Full Price:
- $47.00 - $61.00
- Our Price:
- $11.75 - $30.50
This co-production between The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater transports you to ancient Persia, where King Shahryar, after being driven mad by his first wife's infidelity, brands all women unfaithful. He takes a new bride every night and has each one executed the following day -- until he meets Shahrazad, who enchants him with magical tales spanning the globe, winning his love and respect in the process. Based on the collection of folk tales One Thousand and One Nights and adapted by Dominic Cooke, Arabian Nights is rich with suspense, romance and hilarity for all ages. Daniel Gidron directs. Learn More
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I really enjoyed this poignant, yet comical take on a common condition in the context of an ADHD society.... Very thought-provoking with very good acting, especially from the actress who played Mom. Follow up discussion with cast and director was a great opportunity to ask questions and tease out some of the issues brought up by the play....
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.