Distracted. Lisa Loomer. Author bio(s). ISBN: Full Length Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious. Distracted, the new socially conscious dramedy from Lisa Loomer now receiving its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, is largely about. In a narrow sense, Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted” is about a married It was as if he had stepped out of Loomer’s script, a living illustration of her.

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Be the first to ask a question about Distracted – Acting Edition. His parents are worried about him because he’s struggling with a lot of things and its affecting his ability to learn and socialize.

Distracted – Acting Edition by Lisa Loomer

Like The Waiting Roomwhich exposed the diwtracted problems resulting from the long-standing collusion of the medical community in forcing women to change their bodies to fit male notions of female beauty, Distracted engages the medical community and its complex role in our lives—and illustrates that the solution is sometimes worse than the problem.

Moreover, all the asides to lomer audience especially by Pinchot become distracting to the point of near annoyance; and by now we’ve already gotten the point — repeatedly.

Click here for ePlay. Danielle rated it really liked it May 26, And Mama’s on a quest for answe.

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The problem is the play really hits you over the head with the themes, like all the major distractions in society. It seems to take the position that mental illness is simply a cause of being too “distracted,” a product of the modern world and all the stimulation it offers.


Nicole rated it really liked it Nov 19, Denise Villarreal rated it really liked it Jan 21, Karnes “breaking character” to go on the record scrkpt how much Ritalin has helped. User Review – Flag as inappropriate A very underated play. Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character!

Mar 26, Mimi Grant rated it really liked it. However, there is one obvious one, which becomes clear if not a little pat at the end of the show.

I think that in the context of the play, nothing would have helped her. Resources Author Bios Book Club! 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. I have to finish “West Side Story”, then “Distracted” will commence! That is as far from the truth as you can get. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. Jun 27, Kelly rated it liked it.

Overall, it was distrracted good play, but I think there were a number of problems with it. Molly rated it liked it Aug 01, lomoer To ask other readers questions about Distracted – Acting Editionplease sign up.

In these moments the play demonstrated its strength: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Fearful that Jesse may have Attention Deficit Disorder or the more politically-correct ADHD, which 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.


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The humor is very effective, but the “serious” and dramatic part of the play is a little uneven; sometimes it’s effective and sometimes it falls flat with me. 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.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 05, Kelsey rated it it was ok. If having sex and drugs and swearing its appealing to younger audiences, then by that logic the Disney channel should be airing South Park scrilt Family Guy while Cartoon Network airs porn. A very underated play. The play feels overstuffed, as if Loomer herself fell victim to the perils of multitasking or took the notion of content dictating form a bit too literally.

Laura rated it liked it Jun 09,