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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Selected pages Title Page. It also creates some shallow and somewhat stereotypical characters- the pro-pill lokmer neighbor, the homeopathic doctor who thinks cutting out wheat will cure ADHD, the exhausted teacher who just wants the kid to sit still at any cost, and the dad who insists ‘boys will be boys.
Lisa Loomer’s ‘Distracted’ diagnoses our society’s ADD
At school, Jesse is also constant disruption, and his teacher Stephanie Berry, in nicely distinguished multiple roleswho has 27 other students to consider, has had enough.
Ali Green rated it it was amazing Jul 05, The result is a more docile child with decidedly less personality and creative instinct — not to mention the threat of divorce from her hippie-like husband if she doesn’t take the boy off the drugs. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Interspersed amongst them are shots of kitchen utensils, rows of schoolbooks, Impressionist paintings, and picket-fenced front yards that help define locations in her sterile, multi-leveled set.
Lisa Loomer’s written the play for you. He doesn’t do it to be funny, he does it because his adhd gives him poor impulse control. Optional Materials Cast Recordings. What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? McCarthy does a grand job of establishing this technologically-driven world with her giant on-stage screens, which shoots off rapid-fire video images of news reports, talks shows, game shows, TV series, cartoons, sporting events, and cheesy paid advertisements.
For the first time Russell H. Refresh and try again. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Sara Townsend rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Sean Pollock rated it it was amazing Apr 23, As someone who has spent years dealing with mental health issues, this play is easily one of the most offensive things I’ve ever read.
Lists with This Book. Each diagnosis proves faulty; each remedy from the homeopathic to the hard drug falls short. 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.
Mary rated it really liked it Jun 30, Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! After exhausting all these options, she reluctantly agrees to put Jesse on Ritalin.
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If having sex and drugs and swearing its appealing to younger audiences, then by that logic the Disney channel should be airing South Park and Family Guy while Cartoon Network airs porn. Sep 04, Sarah rated it liked it.
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Men Women Total Cast. What is normal in today’s society? In its preem at the Mark Taper Forum, play may exhaust and at times dismay, distractde its fundamental warmth and sincerity are consistently disarming. Universal Access Toggle Universal Access.
Note that Jesse, while heard from constantly, is actually kept offstage until the final moments of the play. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
And his parents’ marriage is in peril. The last thing he says distracyed shows he clearly doesn’t understand the play is that it “Misses the point by not having smartphones play a role.
Opened, reviewed March 25, Something that clearly doesn’t apply to some people. Fearful that Jesse may have Attention Deficit Disorder or the more politically-correct ADHD, lisw 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.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate Insultingly pandering.
Cohen, May 9-June 7, Want to Read saving…. Distracted is an amazing show when its done right.
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