Sneak Peek – The Effect Opening at Barrow Street Theatre

David Cromer and Lucy Prebble (director and playwright)

David Cromer, Lucy Prebble

  • Carter Hudson
  • Kati Brazda
  • Carter Hudson, Steve Key, Susannah Flood, Kati Brazda
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  • Susannah Flood
  • Steve Key
  • Lucy Prebble
  • David Cromer


by: Monica Charline Brown


Theater Pizzazz was on the scene for the meet and greet the cast and creatives of The Effect.

The Effect took London by storm, winning Best New Play from the UK Critics’ Circle. Now, award-winning director David Cromer (Our Town, Tribes) helms a new American production of this exhilarating play in the first collaboration between The National Theatre, Jean Doumanian Productions, and Barrow Street Theatre.

Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. From Lucy Prebble, “one of the UK’s hottest new playwrights” (The Telegraph), The Effect takes on our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama.

The Effect will play the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) with previews beginning March 2, 2016 and an opening night set for March 16.


Photos: Evan Zimmerman