Monday, 11 August 2014

The Effect

(Sydney Theatre Company)

'The Effect' is the current subscription play from the Sydney Theatre Company.

Two twenties something people enter a program testing the effects of a new drug and find themselves with a growing attraction to each other as the test dosages are steadily increased over time. Is their burgeoning love real or simply a side effect of the drug intake? Meanwhile the two professionals overseeing the test program are engaged in an examination of their own relationship and shared history as the testing progresses.

This very modern play is well acted by its cast of four. Anna McGahan and Mark Leonard Winter are impressive as the younger couple, the latter delivering a particularly striking performance.

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