The Effect

by Lucy Prebble

Directed by Bradley Hicks

Rehearsal: Apr. 2 - May 11, 2018

Tech: May 13 - 17, 2018

Run: May 18 - Jun. 3, 2018

Characters

Dr. Lorna James - Female mid to late-40's - 130 lbs. 5'-5"

Dr. Toby Sealey - Male mid to late-40's - 200 lbs. 6'-0''

Connie Hall - Female late 20's - 120 lbs. 5'-3"

Tristan Frey - Male late-20's to mid-30's - 175 lbs. 5'-6"

The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved. This funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.

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