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The Effect by Lucy Prebble

4 May 2017

“A HILARIOUS, TOUCHING, and MIND-BENDING PLAY about love and the chemicals that make us believe in it. THE MOST SATISFYING PIECE OF THEATER I’ve seen in months”

— Forbes

“A KNOCKOUT! An ingenious ravishment of the senses.”

— New York Times

WINNER! Best New Play — UK Critics’ Circle

The effect by Lucy PrebbleCapital T presents

The Effect

by Lucy Prebble

Directed by Lily Wolff

May 25-June 17

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

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.

Capital T Theatre is proud to present the the funny and gripping regional premiere of Lucy Prebble’s award-winning play of which Forbes magazine calls “A HILARIOUS, TOUCHING, and MIND-BENDING PLAY about love and the chemicals that make us believe in it”.  The award-winning cast includes Sarah Danko, Delante Keys, Rebecca Robinson, and Rommel Sulit  and is directed by Lily Wolff.

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes with one intermission.  


Sarah Danko

Delante Keys

Rebecca Robinson

Rommel Sulit

Lucy Prebble – Playwright

Lucy Prebble lives in London. Lucy’s latest play THE EFFECT won best new play at the Critic’s Circle Awards. It played at the National Theatre directed by Rupert Goold and co-produced with Headlong in the winter of 2012 to superb reviews. Lucy was selected as a finalist for the 2013-14 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.  Her smash-hit play, ENRON, transferred to the West End and Broadway in 2010 after sell out runs at both the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre. In addition to the huge critical acclaim it has received, Enron also won the award for best New Play at the prestigious TMA Theatre Awards, and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Award 2009.  Lucy won the prestigious George Devine Award 2004 for her outstanding debut play THE SUGAR SYNDROME in May 2004, followed by the TMA Award for Best New Play in October 2004. She also won the 2004 Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. Lucy was also nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Olivier Awards 2004, shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award 2003 and nominated for the prestigious Evening Standard Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award 2003.