AUTHORS’ NOTE: This production of Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer and produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Theatre Company, is a “Lillian Chason production.” Lillian Chason was a UNC Department of Dramatic Art student who died during the winter of 2009 — her first year at UNC. Her parents established… Read More ›
Betsy Henderson stakes her claim to the title of the Triangle’s finest actress in Raleigh Ensemble Players’ splendidly staged and brilliantly acted production of “Distracted.” Her heartfelt portrayal of the increasingly frazzled mother of a nine-year-old boy with ADD is a nicely nuanced performance.
“The subject matter — a family dealing with a child with ADD — piqued our interest,” recalls REP managing director Gary Williams, “as we are always looking for pieces that explore modern issues. With REP’s long-time interest in and commitment to the disability community, it seemed like a good fit.