Lucy Prebble’s The Effect, which won the 2012 U.K. Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, officially opened Off-Broadway March 20. The new work, helmed by David Cromer, began previews March 2 at the Barrow Street Theatre.
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First Look at The Effect at the Barrow Street Theatre
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.”
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.