Southeastern Theatre to present ‘Distracted’

Friday, October 7, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s theatre program will open its fall season with the play “Distracted,” a portrayal of a family dealing with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and the problems it creates.
    The play will run Oct. 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre located in D Vickers Hall.
Authored by playwright and screenwriter Lisa Loomer, who co-authored the screenplay for the Academy award-winning film “Girl, Interrupted,” “Distracted” blends comedy with a heightened sensitivity to an issue in society. The play revolves around a married couple’s attempts to handle their nine-year-old son who may or may not have ADD.
     While largely humorous, “Distracted” has serious moments as well and features strong language and adult situations, according to director Jim Winter, associate professor of theatre.
    “The play explores the pressures all of us face in this fast-paced, media-crazed, modern world,” said Winter.
     General admission tickets are $15; $5 for seniors and non-Southeastern students; Southeastern faculty, staff and students are admitted free with ID.
    The cast includes nine Southeastern students including Misty Gros and Gavin Gaudry of Lafitte, Judah Fabre of Zachary, Colin Ross of Baton Rouge, Jordin Jones of Zachary, Payton Core of Folsom, Harlan Thorpe of New Orleans, Olivia Waguespack of Covington, and Angela Griffitt of Mandeville.
     For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at (985) 549-2115.

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