M,W,Tr at 7:30PM; Fr,Sa at 8PM; Sa at 3PM; Su at 2PM Thu, May 9 - Sun, Jun 2, 2013
Venue: Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139Contact:
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DISTRACTED, by Lisa Loomer, directed by Wesley Savick | May 9 - June 2, 2013 | presented by Underground Railway Theater, a project of Catalyst Collaborative@MIT | 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?