Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Easy to be driven to distraction by UW's "Distracted"

I have a special interest in this play:


Oct. 25-29, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

In the Fine Arts Studio Theatre, UW in Laramie
What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. The psychiatrist thinks he needs medication. Dad thinks he’s just being a boy. And Mama’s on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? This Off-Broadway hit by the author of GIRL, INTERRUPTED and THE WAITING ROOM is a fast-paced and disarmingly funny look at “parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin.” 

DISTRACTED contains language and themes that some might find objectionable.
“Witty and insightful.” — Theatermania
“A smartly comic, sharply observant and surprisingly humane play.” — Associated Press
“...an issue-driven play about parenting and pills that tickles both your brain and your funny bone” — Time Out New York

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