Theater and Dance Department presents Distracted

7:30 PM  - 9:30 PM
Friday Dec 7, 2018
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis MN 55454

The Macalester Theater and Dance Department presents Distracted by Lisa Loomer, December 7-9 and 13-15 at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. Free bus transportation for Macalester students is provided with ticket reservation.

Director is Jack Reuler '75, Artistic Director of Mixed Blood Theatre, and Assistant Director is Isabel Nelson '04.

In the comedy Distracted, the mother of a moody, foul-mouthed, easily distracted nine-year-old boy seeks relief from her son’s tirades. When her son is diagnosed with ADHD, she visits a number of specialists and gathers opinions from neighbors, teachers, and her spouse, in hopes of gaining a better understanding of her son’s diagnosis. Her search leads to several issues that are controversial in the medical community and academia: do genetics, living in a world of sensory overload, vaccinations, diet, and the environment contribute to ADHD? Do the powerful drugs often prescribed for treatment have a ripple effect, causing as many issues as they solve? Why is ADHD disproportionately diagnosed in communities of color?

Recommended age 13+. Play contains adult language and explicit description of self-harm.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Admission: Admission is free for Macalester students, faculty, and staff, as well as ACTC community members. General admission is $5. Reserve tickets at

Sponsored By: Theater and Dance

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