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Cast of "Distracted" Experiences Learning Disability for Production

Director Cynthia Levin, and cast members Rusty Sneary and Zackary Hoar at Horizon Academy.
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Director Cynthia Levin, and cast members Rusty Sneary and Zackary Hoar at Horizon Academy.

In a world where multitasking and over-stimulation are seen as strengths, it's ironic but not surprising that 5 million American children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Lisa Loomer's play "Distracted" at the Unicorn Theatre follows a couple's search to get help for their troubled 8-year-old son.

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Kansas City, MO – The cast and director recently visited Horizon Academy, a school for children with learning disabilities, where they participated in a learning disability simulation that generated both great research and new found empathy. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

Unicorn Theatre presents
"Distracted" by Lisa Loomer
November 27-December 12, 2010
Previews November 23, 24 and 26
Co-Produced with UMKC Theatre

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