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  Distracted at Prop Theatre


Prop Theatre
3502 N. Elston Chicago

Is nine-year-old Jesse dysfunctional or just different? Although he is mostly heard rather than seen, Jesse is the focus of Distracted -- he may have ADD, and his parents are being strongly urged to medicate him. In a time where everybody has a disorder and a medicine cabinet full of solutions, this provocative look at the problems of modern families is both hilarious and poignant. Quirky and theatrically irreverent, Distracted does a stellar job of creating a confusing world, and even occasionally has the actors break character for comic effect. This sharply observant, surprisingly humane play at the Prop Thtr in Chicago may raise more questions than it answers about the impacts of our 24/7 information-rich world.

Thru - Oct 7, 2017

Price: $30

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-539-7838

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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...What starts out as comedy gradually gains gravity and ends up as a critique of our media-saturated ADD age. The talented supporting cast nimbly juggles multiple roles, and there are many clever, winking transitions from internal monologue to external action, but the piece wouldn't go without Sparks's touching, nuanced performance."
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Dmitry Samarov

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