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David Cromer-Helmed THE EFFECT Opens Tonight at Barrow Street Theatre


The North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's award-winning new play The Effect opens tonight, March 20th at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue).

With direction by David Cromer, the new American production of The Effect features Kati Brazda (Our Town), Susannah Flood (Tribes, Love and Information), Carter Hudson (The Substance of Fire), George Demas, and Steve Key (August: Osage County).

Scenic Design by Marsha Ginsberg, Costume Design by Sarah Laux, Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau, Sound Design by Erik T. Lawson, Original Composition by Daniel Kluger, Projection Design by Maya Ciarrocchi, Fight Direction by J. David Brimmer, Casting by Cindy Tolan, C.S.A, and Production Stage Management by Richard A. Hodge.

When it debuted, 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.

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