The Roxy Regional Theatre presents "Distracted" on its mainstage November 5-13, 2021.
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. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Don’t we all have ADD, to some degree? She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnoses. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin for Jesse, but surely a pill can’t solve all his problems. A hilarious, provocative and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?
8pm November 5,6,12,13
7pm November 11
2pm November 13
PRODUCED IN PART BY Beth & Nick Kirby
PRESENTED THROUGH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH Dramatists Play Service, Inc., NEW YORK WWW.DRAMATISTS.COM
Tickets $30 (adults) and $15 (10 and under)