The National Theatre’s name has become synonymous with Tony Award®-winning hits. Their recent imports include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, War Horse and The History Boys. So of course we’re excited to be working on THE EFFECT, their latest offering and first collaboration with Barrow Street Theatre and Jean Doumanian Productions. Now that’s a mighty triumvirate! Lucy Prebble’s love-drug drama opened on March 20 and it is definitely living up to its pedigree. It’s even been named Critics’ Pick by not one, but five major publications: The New York TimesNew York MagazineTime Out NYNew York Daily News and AP


Check out some of the raves below, and then head Downtown to see it for yourself: 

“A KNOCKOUT! An ingenious ravishment of the senses.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times


“A collision of raging libidos. Lucy Prebble’s smashing drama plays like a thriller, unwinding in fascinating directions. Superbly abetted by David Cromer’s powerful and passionate production and the top-notch cast.”
– Jesse Green, New York Magazine


“A CRACKLING GOOD PLAY about love, medicine and morals. The Effect asks provocative questions about the head and the heart. It also manages to appeal to both. Win, win.”
­– Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News


“Love and science collide in this intense, affecting drama.”
– AP


For more information about the show, visit BarrowStreetTheatre.com