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Monday, March 30, 2009

Mom's Night Out: Distracted at TheaterWorks - with 2 talk-back sessions with ADD experts

April starts the regional premier of Distracted, a Broadway show starring Cynthia Nixon (of Sex & The City). Unfortunately Ms. Nixon isn't coming here, but the show is. This is a comedy about a family dealing with ADD. According to the producers,

"Jesse's got problems. Mom needs to solve them. At school, at home, this plugged-in kid is easily distracted and readily riled—just like his anxious parents, the neurotic neighbors, the clue-challenged doctors, the whole revved-up, wacked-out webcast of modern life. Could it be Attention Deficit Disorder? And what if it is? Honest, insightful, and hilariously offbeat, this LA/Ashland hit by the author of Living Out is a dramedy for our times, texting for answers in a world too frazzled to text back."

“A passionate emotional journey…moves with impressive comic swiftness.” Los Angeles Times

The show runs April 1-26, with two talk-back sessions.

The first is on Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30. Dr. Janet Dafoe, founder of the ADHD School Success Center in Palo Alto, will talk at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. Artistic Director Robert Kelley will moderate. The session is free and open to the public.

On April 17, Dr. Larry Diller, MD author of “Running on Ritalin,” (he consulted with playwright Lisa Loomer on DISTRACTED) will talk after the performance.

The show is at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Click on that theater name or call 650-903-6000 for tickets.

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