Jesse is nine. Jesse can't focus. Mama helps. Dad ignores. The teacher scolds, the neighbors gossip, the psychiatrists prescribe, the audience laughs, but...NO ONE LISTENS. Welcome to Lisa Loomer's (The Waiting Room) darkly comic Distracted, a story about a multi-tasking mom taking on the culture of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her quixotic husband is in denial, leaving her to take on accepted science and mythic homeopathy all by herself. Fast paced, disarmingly funny, and direct from a wildly successful run on Broadway, this is a riveting gaze at parenting, childhood, and looking for fast answers in the age of Ritalin.
Adult language and themes. Recommended for ages 14 and older.