UIS Theatre is proud to present it’s 2015-2016 Season
Spring 2016 Production
DISTRACTED by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson
Scenic Design by Dathan Powell
Performances: April 22nd, 23rd, 24th (Fri., Sat., Sun.) & April 28th, 29th, 30th (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 2016
The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m.
9-year-old Jesse can’t focus at school, can’t sit still, can’t follow directions. Is Jesse simply a typical 9-year-old boy, or is he suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as his teacher suspects? Jesse’s parents clash over this potential diagnosis, their marriage suffers, and Mom struggles to find a solution amid various health professionals–one of whom wants to prescribe Ritalin. Neighbors and friends all seem to have their own diagnoses—and suggested solutions—none of which seem to work for Jesse and his parents. “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?” – Dramatists Play Service, Inc.