The Unicorn's newest fresh drama is
, Lisa Loomer's topical 2007 comedy about attention-deficit disorder. A thoughtful contemplation of ADD as diagnosis du jour (and of the medications prescribed as antidote), Distracted is told from the viewpoint of the worried mother of Jesse, a 9-year-old boy with behavioral issues. But Loomer, best known as a screenwriter of Girl, Interrupted, is also a stand-up comic, and it shows. Her witty play is chockablock with one-liners and gags, as well as television clips, talk-show snippets, advertising images, text messages, and all the other glittering and squawking distractions of our multitasking age — because children are not the only ones with attention problems. So get Distracted at the Unicorn Theatre (3828 Main, 816-531-7529). Preview performances begin tonight at 7:30; the two-week run officially opens Saturday night. See unicorntheatre.org
— Grace Suh
She's undone: Distracted at the Unicorn.
courtesy of Unicorn Theatre
Tue., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. Starts: Nov. 23. Continues through Dec. 11, 2010