View Full Version : "Distacted" in Minneapolis

06-26-08, 01:46 PM
Written by Lisa Loomer Directed by Jack Reuler
Sep 25 - Oct 19, 2008

At Mixed Blood's Alan Page Auditorium
When Jesse, an easily distracted nine-year-old, is diagnosed with ADHD, his mother seeks answers from a slew of specialists—allergists, psychologists, psychiatrists, homeopath*s—as well as neighbors, family, and friends. This controversial comedy (bombarded by video and sound) asks whether genetics, living in a world of sensory overload, vaccinations, diet, and the environment, cause or contribute to ADD and ADHD. Are kids too readily diagnosed and overly medicated? And is it OK to laugh when discussing one of society’s greatest present-day barriers? (