Verdict: What Do Critics Think of The Effect? | Playbill

News Verdict: What Do Critics Think of The Effect? The award-winning British play by Lucy Prebble officially opened March 20.
Susannah Flood and Carter Hudson in The Effect Matthew Murphy

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.

The production is a collaboration between National Theatre of Great Britain’s North American wing, Barrow Street Theatre and Jean Doumanian Productions.

Read reviews for The Effect below:

Associated Press
Daily News
The Hollywood Reporter
New York Times
Time Out
The Wrap

First Look at The Effect at the Barrow Street Theatre

The cast features Kati Brazda ( Our Town), Susannah Flood ( Tribes, Love and Information), George Demas, Carter Hudson ( The Substance of Fire) and Steve Key ( August: Osage County).

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 Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan.

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