Lucy Prebble's The Effect, helmed by David Cromer, is making its U.S. debut at Off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre. It officially opened March 16.
The play follows the relationship between psychology student Connie and "charming drifter" Tristan. According to production notes, "Both have signed up to a clinical trial for a new antidepressant super-drug. Sealed off from the outside world, the attraction between Connie and Tristan turns into deeper feelings as their doses get stronger. They've been warned of side effects – can they trust their feelings, or is this just a chemical romance? As the trial's overseeing physician and her superior contend with the illicit relationship of their charges, they become increasingly conflicted about the ethical implications of their work. It's soon clear that neither is objective about the complex issues that surround them."
First Look at The Effect at the Barrow Street Theatre
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BarrowStreetTheatre.com. Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan.