EFFECT by Lucy Prebble, directed by David Cromer, March 2-September 4, 2016

Barrow Street Theatre and the National Theatre, Present

by Lucy Prebble
directed by David Cromer

Limited engagement, begins March 2, 2016-June 19, 2016 EXTENDED through September 4, 2016
The Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, at 7th Avenue

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.



“★★★★★! Astonishingly rich, rewarding and deeply moving.” - The Telegraph

“A challenging, funny and heartbreaking play.” - The Guardian  


January 29, 2016: Cast and Creative Team Announced for the North American Premiere of THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble, directed by David Cromer.

Cast: Kati Brazda (Our Town), Susannah Flood (Love and Information), Carter Hudson (The Substance of Fire), and Steve Key (August: Osage County). Creative: 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, and fight direction by J. David Brimmer.

THE EFFECT is due to be publised in September 2016


The Effect (Modern Classics) Cover Image
By Lucy Prebble, Miriam Gillinson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781474272018
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Published: Methuen Publishing - September 8th, 2016