West Linn’s production of “Distracted” promises to be a worthy distraction

As we go through the motions of our everyday lives with packed school schedules, sports, extra curricular activities and homework, it is easy for us as students to be caught up and let days go by in a haze. Some may easily be distracted and drown in the hype about the latest drama, newest apps and the current fashions.

In West Linn’s production of “Distracted,” everyday high school life is put into true perspective as the audience joins the main character, Jesse, on obstacles. This production is about a young couples’ son who has difficulty at school and seeks to find help for the intensity of his distractions. They wonder if it is something as major as Attention Deficient Disorder or as minor as simple seasonal allergies. Maybe Jesse is simply just a normal, run-of-the-mill high school boy that is looking forward to growing and aspires to become something big in the world.

“Distracted” cast members include, Ashley Welp as Mama, Thommie Olson as Dad, Noah Radcliffe as Jesse, Camille Bradshaw as Dr. Zavala, Waitress Carolyn, Melissa Cozzi as Mrs. Holly, Dr. Waller and Nurse, Ryan Pierson as Dr. Broder, Dr. Jinks and Dr. Karnes, Kaelyn Rushforth as Sherry, Dinah Sigmund as Vera and Gracie Sleeper as Natalie. The audience will look forward to a fun-filled, quick paced play. This play is designed to fit its title and be fast paced with many actors entering and exiting scenes.

“The play includes a good group of small actors which showcases their skills. The play is a timely production that deals with current issues and will connect with parents especially.” Jessica Murray, director, said.

“Distracted” premires tonight and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Black Box Studio at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online or in the box office at the prices of $5 for students and $8 for adults.