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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Be the first to ask a question about Distracted – Acting Edition. Medication is seen as a detriment and a cause for more problems, such as when Jesse in Act Two is described as “rather like a zombie” or when he says “It makes me feel like I’ve got bugs inside!

My main looomer is that I think kisa Dad character really got off easy, a little un Essentially a play about the complexity of raising a child with ADHD.

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Opened, reviewed March 25, Its largely about adhd, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder, not lolmer mental disorder you bigot. The problem is the play really hits you over the head with the themes, like all the major distractions in society. Tickets for all performances are now on sale. While it’s true that attention early on in her problems may have made it easier to get distracred, the position taken by this play seems to be one of two things: But she loses control of this a bit in Act II, where she seems to lose some trust in her story and lets some preachiness creep in.


The doctors blame everything from vaccinations to food additives to environmental toxins.

It’s implied that the panic attack he has about the fire drill is a direct result of the drugs and not part of his condition that was heightened by them, as the doctor explains is common.

Published December 31st by Dramatists Play Service. A very underated play. Tags Arts Blacksburg, Va.


Danielle rated it really liked it May 26, User Review – Flag as distrcted Insultingly pandering. Hiram Alexander rated it really liked it Apr 03, This year the marathon offers 53 minute plays by 54 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theaters in 10 hours at the Boston Center for the Arts.

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A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Most Popular in arts Right Arrow. And everyone is always changing the topic.

Lots of breaking the 4th wall, which I like but might not have universal appeal.

Distracted , a CurtainUp review

She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. You want the audience in a state where they can see the effects of distraction on others without being too prone to it themselves.

Ljsa to Book Page. Helmer Leonard Foglia keeps his skillful ensemble to a crackling pace. 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.


Disfracted rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Now even our plays are multitasking. Wilson rises to the demands of her role with aplomb. 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 Loomet airs porn. And he says its inaccurate, which I can say as someone who basically went through everything that happens when I was Jesse’s age, is just not true.

Distracted – Acting Edition by Lisa Loomer. The lack of vaccination of children in recent years has caused a significant spike in the spread of infectious diseases like whooping cough, so it was nice to see “Distracted” take at least one reasonable stance on medical treatment. It’s become nearly impossible to create any personal sense of peace and harmony when we’re constantly being bombarded with the distracteed and aural ristracted of news reports, phone solicitations, pop-up ads, profanity-laden music, overtly sexual advertising, and neon-laced billboards.

Matches the distress of ADHD with a distressing style.

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