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Arts & Entertainment - October 17, 2012

Portola Valley theater group stages the play, 'Distracted'

The Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory will present "Distracted," a play by Lisa Loomer Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28 at Lane Hall Theatre, located on the campus of Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road in Portola Valley.

The story centers on a mother struggling to raise a son with a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The mother finds herself at the center of it all, trying to make it right for everyone, especially her son. She consults doctors, psychiatrists, homeopaths and new age healers, agonizing over the right course for her 9-year-old son.

Leading roles are played by Mary Moore as Mama, Kevin Kirby as Dad, and Shane Turner as Jessie, their son. Featured roles are played by Juliet Green, Dorian Dunne, Betsy Burdick, Andrew Saier, and Alanna McNaughton. Director is Noelle Goodman-Morris Gibbs.

For those interested in discussing the challenges raised by a show, a brief talk-back session with the actors and director will follow each performance.

Due to its mature theme, "Distracted" is recommended for sixth-grade students through adults.

Visit pvtc-ca.org online or call 851-8282, ext. 105, to purchase. Tickets range from $10 to $40.


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