Dines to Star in Loomer's Distracted at TheatreWorks

News   Dines to Star in Loomer's Distracted at TheatreWorks Casting has been announced for the TheatreWorks regional premiere of Lisa Loomer's comedy Distracted, which begins performances in Mountain View, CA, April 1.

Rebecca Dines will star as the mother coping with a child who has recently been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Distracted officially opens April 4 and runs through April 26 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.

Joining Dines will be Suzanne Grodner, Gabriel Hoffman, Tara Blau, Elizabeth Carter, Cassidy Brown, Robert Yacko and Dena Martinez. Armando Molina will direct.

The play is currently having its Off-Broadway debut in a separate staging by Roundabout Theatre Company. The work received its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum in 2007.

Distracted, according to press notes, is "the provocative story of a mother and her easily distracted, readily riled son who has been recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). But is his diagnosis correct, or is he simply reacting to an over-stimulation of TV, computers, cell phones, and video games, just like his parents, the neurotic neighbors, his clueless doctors, and everyone else living in the revved-up, wacked-out, webcast of modern life?"

The creative team includes Melpomene Katakalos (scenic design), Cathleen Edwards (costume design), Mike Palumbo (lighting design), Cliff Caruthers (sound design) and Jason Thompson (projection design). For tickets phone (650) 903-6000 or visit theatreworks.org.

TheatreWorks' Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 Castro Street (at Mercy) in Mountain View, CA.

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