What's wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can't sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can't get him intoor out ofpajamas. 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? Don't we all have ADD, to some degree? She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnoses. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin for Jesse, but surely a pill can't solve all of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but he is in danger of fading away. And his parents' marriage is in peril. Everyone is distracted, even the actorsthey'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?
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Where is ACT 1 located?
ACT 1 is at 4610 Charlotte Ave. Nashville TN 37209, Nashville, TN.
What shows have played recently at ACT 1
Violent Delights (5/24/19-6/8/19)
Jack and the Giant (4/5/19-4/20/19)
The Bomb-itty of Errors (2/15/19-3/2/19)
The Romancers (1/11/19-1/26/19)
Stupid Fucking Bird (9/28/18-10/13/18)
Measure for Measure (6/22/18-7/7/18)
The Little Foxes (5/4/18-5/19/18)
The Pillowman (3/2/18-2/17/18)
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (11/10/17-11/25/17)