By LISA LOOMER
Directed by Kate Carruthers
Performances: March 8 – 24, 2013, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays
@ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, March 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Read Michael Moore's Preview in the Kitsap Sun: "What's normal? BPA's 'Distracted' asks some heady questions."
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 - his pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s ADD. His dad says he’s just a boy. Mama’s on a quest for answers. Lisa Loomer’s witty and thoughtful comic drama (or dramatic comedy) asks all of us, “Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?”
MAMA: Jennifer Jett; DAD: Todd Erler; JESSE: Cymbeline Brody ; DR ZAVALA / CAROLYN / WAITRESS: Victoria Brown; DR WALLER / MRS HOLLY / NURSE: Barbara Deering; DANIEL BRODER / ACTOR WITH ADD / DR JINKS / DR KARNES: Ken Enright; SHERRY: SueEllen Van Duyne; VERA: Jocelyn Maher; NATALIE: Katriana Zommers
An attention grabbing play for adults.
POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS March 10, 17 & 24
BPA is pleased to offer a community
forum to discuss the issues raised by the play following the March 10, 17, and 24
Sunday matinees, when the cast of “Distracted” will be joined by a panel of
experts including Sally Kidder Davis, a Bainbridge Island parenting coach; Jan-Marino (Nino) Ramirez, PhD,
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Center for
Integrative Brain Research at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute,
and Judy Rutberg-Self, a local neuropsychologist. In addition, Dr. Theodore D. Mandelkorn, a nationally known expert on ADHD, will be present at the March 17 discussion. Space permitting, the post-show discussions are free
and open to the public in addition to the matinee audiences. Bring your
reactions, experiences, and “distractions” to these lively and informative
conversations. Read more.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Please join us in thanking our generous Corporate Sponsors: Wicklund Dental and The Maggi Rogers Fund