Something happened between Gen X and Millennial. Gen Xers got labeled as apathetic slackers who couldnt accomplish anything due to lack of personal motivation. Doctors prescription? Suck it up. Get a job. Wear less black. Stop watching reruns of Ren and Stimpy. And for Christs sake, quit dying your hair with Kool-Aid.
Millennials received an entirely different diagnosis: excessive mental multitasking. ADD and ADHD labels are slapped on kids who prefer to think about more exciting things like boys and making out with them than long division. Other tell-tale signs of behavioral disorder? Children who are plagued with loads of unfortunate, child-like energy. Prescription? Ritalin and/or Adderall. Whatever it takes to make Algebra Two seem fascinating.
And guess what? It totally worked. Thats why these kids have better-paying jobs than you and can afford tickets ($35 to $55 a pop) for the new play Distracted. (Insert ADHD, post-intermission joke here.)
Yep, the joys and woes faced by a family dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder make up the focal point of this wildly popular stage production, which opens at 2 p.m. Sunday and runs through May 16 at Caldwell Theatre (7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton). Call 561-241-7432, or visit caldwelltheatre.com.
Sun., April 11, 2 p.m.; April 11-May 16, 2010