Cast and Creative Team Announced for The Cuckoo's Theater Project's production of DISTRACTED by Lisa Loomer

July 10, 2017

The Cuckoo’s Theater Project is pleased to announce the cast and creative team of the first show of their fourth season, DISTRACTED, by Lisa Loomer, opening September 8th, 2017 at Prop Thtr.

 

What's wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can't sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can't get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it's Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, "He's just a boy!" And Mama's on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they're breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we've tuned out what really matters?

 

The cast includes Rebecca Sparks (Mama), Nathan Wainwright (Dad), Ryan Oates (Jesse), Jenna Liddle (Sherry), TCTP Company Member Melissa Golden (Vera), Sierra Buffum (Natalie), TCTP Company Member Rocco Renda (Dr. Broder/Dr. Jinks/Dr. Kranes), TCTP Company Member Francesca Atian (Dr. Zavala/Waitress/Carloyn), Candice Lee Conner (Nurse, Dr. Waller/Mrs. Holly U/S), and Grace DeSant (Sherry U/S)

 

DISTRACTED will be directed and costume designed by TCTP Artistic Director Marc James. Artistic and production staff include Ian Muentener, assistant direction; Shannon Melick, set design; Michael Joseph, lighting design; TCTP Company Member Bryan Tims, sound and video design; TCTP Company Member Sussie Piril, stage management, and Jacqueline McCollough, assistant stage management.

 

DISTRACTED will run September 8 - October 7 at Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Performances will be Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

 

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