Arcturus Theater CompanyProductions
Lisa Loomer's Distracted
Design: Jasen Hengst
Distracted was produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Date & Location
June 12th–21st, 2014
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St
NE, Washington, DC 20002
Nine-year-old Jesse's teacher informs the boy's parents that Jesse may have Attention Deficit Disorder, setting off the parents' zany quest to improve the child's quality of life. Associated Press calls Distracted "a smartly comic, sharply observant and surprisingly humane play." Living in a world where we are bombarded with information, the comedy shines hilarity and light on what really matters..
Video, Sound & Lighting Designer
J. Michael Whalen
Evan J. Dice
Video & Sound Operator
June 20th, 2014, DC Metro Theater Arts review of Lisa Loomer's Distracted
"Arcturus Theater Company presents Distracted by Lisa Loomer who works her way deep into our psyche to perplex us with problems that we perhaps don't want to face. She doesn't give answers but sure does make us think about the issues that some people around us have to deal with. The play, which is very thought provoking and especially well acted, begins in a rather naturalistic style and slowly segues almost into the abstract as the characters have increasing difficulty coping with their lives. It is very moving and even, at times, very funny. Ross Heath directs with much sensitivity in an appropriately lean production with enhancing sound and video underscoring the story. When I left the theatre, I felt I knew a little more about my fellow beings and cared about them in a better way."
former board chair of theatreWashington