Lisa Loomer has done it again. She’s simultaneously written a riotously funny play and tackled an important social issue. She’s applied her gift for blending. Distracted – Acting Edition has 63 ratings and 7 reviews. Matt said: Essentially a play about the complexity of raising a child with ADHD. The humor is v. Playwright Lisa Loomer explores the question, “What is A.D.D. in an A.D.D. world ?” in her play “Distracted,” opening at Virginia Tech on Oct. 3.

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Jan 03, Michael rated it really liked it. The production will be enhanced by the use of video projections and sound, acting as a kind of counterpoint to the live action on stage, amplifying the noise.

I’m going to address what the previous distracetd said and explain what they don’t understand about Distracted. Selected pages Title Page. Tickets for all performances are now on sale. Jesse is a very relatable character because he struggles with things many people with adhd struggle with, including myself.

Its funny and thought provoking and can be enjoyed by anyone who doesn’t have the IQ of a brain dead duck who’s had a whole frontal lobotomy and just smoked a pound of weed. Not one character is truly relatable, and the story is therefore difficult to care about. If this is an argument about not medicating children with mental illnesses or learning disabilities, it’s not a good one.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 31, Matt Chan rated it liked it. Sign up for more newsletters here. Sara Townsend rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Jesse also swears the most out of all the characters which still isn’t that much and he’s only nine years old. She was attracted to the work because of its highly topical, witty, and theatrical presentation of a topic so relevant to today. The problem is the play really hits you over the head with the themes, like all the major distractions in society.

And his parents’ marriage is in peril. Ross rated it it was amazing Oct 05, If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email Susan Sanders or call during regular business hours at least 10 days prior to the event. The doctors blame everything from vaccinations to food additives to environmental toxins. Mar 26, Mimi Grant rated it really liked it.

Distracted poses questions surrounding attention deficit disorder

The result is a more docile child with decidedly less personality and creative instinct lomoer not to mention the threat of divorce from her hippie-like husband if she doesn’t take the boy off the drugs. To ask other readers questions about Distracted – Acting Editionplease sign up.


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Karen rated it really liked it Jul 16, Paperback72 pages. Molly rated it liked it Aug 01, Runs through April Fearful that Jesse may have Attention Deficit Disorder or the more politically-correct ADHD, which includes hyperactivityMama dives into research mode, reading books and medical reports, talking to psychologists and psychiatrists many played in varying degrees of outrageousness by Bronson Pinchotexploring biofeedback and homeopathy, and checking out clinics.

Her observations are supported by the cast members themselves, which have all expressed some direct connection with the issues and topics of the play. He also has generalized anxiety disorder. Essentially a play about the complexity of raising a child with ADHD. Katie rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Distracted – Acting Edition by Lisa Loomer.

This play tackles a modern issue- ADHD, the true clinical disorder, but also the idea of our society itself contributing to people unable to concentrate.