The Effect

Date(s) - 6 Sep 2014
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

MTC Theatre Sumner

Captioned Performance: Saturday, 6 September 2014 at 4pm
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Lucy Prebble’s provocative, award-winning new play has wowed London critics, raising fascinating questions about the true nature of happiness in our overly medicated age.

Love can blossom in the most unexpected places, even in a drug trial clinic. It’s here that two test volunteers, unemployed drifter Tristan and psychology student Connie, dutifully take their anti-depressant medication under the scientific gaze of Dr James. When Tristan and Connie fall for each other, their happiness seems the most natural thing in the world. But what if the chemistry between them is only a side-effect of the drug they’re taking?

Directed by Leticia Cáceres, The Effect stars Sigrid Thornton in her long-awaited return to the MTC stage, alongside Nathaniel Dean and Zahra Newman. This astonishing play explores our pill-popping culture, our love of being in love, and what’s real in a world where millions are living in a chemically controlled reality.

Attendance Information

Recommended for 15 years and older
Contains some coarse language
FM Hearing Systems are available for this production

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