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—pajamas. His teacher thinks it's Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, "He's just a boy!" And Mama's on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they're breaking character! 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?
The cast includes TCTP Company Member Rebecca Sparks (Mama), Nathan Wainwright (Dad), Ryan Oates (Jesse), Dana Young-Chaifeuy (Dr. Waller/Mrs. Holly), TCTP Company Member Francesca Atian (Dr. Zavala/Waitress/Carolyn), TCTP Company Member Rocco Renda (Dr. Broder/Dr. Jinks/Dr. Karnes), TCTP Company Member Melissa Golden (Vera), Jenna Liddle (Sherry), Sierra Buffum (Natalie), and Candice Lee Conner (Nurse), with Grace DeSant, Emily Lindberg, and Ian Muentener serving as understudies.
DISTRACTED will be directed by TCTP Artistic Director Marc James, who will also be working on costumes with Co-Costume Designer, Taylor Raye. Rounding out the creative team is Ian Muentener (Assistant Director), TCTP Company Member Sussie Piril (Stage Manager), Jackie McCollough (Assistant Stage Manager), TCTP Staff Member Shannon Melick (Set Design), TCTP Company Member Michael Joseph (Lighting Design), TCTP Company Member Bryan Tims (Sound/Video Design), and TCTP Company Member Sara Carranza (Props Design).
DISTRACTED will be presented: September 8 - October 7 Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm Special Thursday Performance on October 5 at 8pm at Prop Thtr 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 Box Office: 312-882-8201 Arts Access Tickets Available at Each Performance More Information: thecuckoostheaterproject.com Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distracted-by-lisa-loomer-tickets-36324934858?aff=eac2 Note: This show contains adult language and situations and is not intended for children.
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