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
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- $32.00 - $40.00
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Part comedy, part poetry, Dog Paddle channels Kierkegaard as it follows five thirty-somethings… More
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Don't be too distracted to attend a wonderful show that is way more about today's hectic pace and gadget world and how we cope than it is about just ADD. Funny but not what I would call kid friendly dialogue.
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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!
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.