How distracted are you? Although Lisa Loomer's "Distracted" centers on a nine-year-old boy who may or may not have Attention Deficit Disorder, he's not the only character in the play suffering from distractions. All of the characters are pummeled by media, technology, consumerism, and their own compulsive behaviors. What is the impact (for better or worse) of our multitasking, ultra-connected, screen-focused lifestyles on our families, our quality of life, and possibly our brains?
BPA will offer a community forum to discuss the issues raised by the play following the March 10 and 17 Sunday matinees, when the cast of "Distracted" will be joined by a panel of experts including a psychologist, a parenting coach, a neuroscientist, and an elementary school teacher. Space permitting, the post-show discussions are free and open to the public in addition to the matinee audiences. Bring your reactions, experiences, and "distractions" to these lively and informative conversations.
Distracted appears at BPA March 8 - 24, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. plus Sundays at 3:00 p.m. A special Pay-What-You-Can Preview will be held Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is on Friday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.
An attention grabbing play for adults, Distracted is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to the Corporate Sponsors for Distracted: Wicklund Dental and The Maggi Rogers Fund. BPA is supported, in part, by One Call for All.
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