Dobama Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble, directed by Laley Lippard Winner of the 2012 UK Critics' Circle Award for Best Play Connie and Tristan are volunteers in a clinical drug trial, but when they begin a sudden and illicit romance, they must ask themselves: is theirs a palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of the new antidepressant being tested? As their relationship forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work, the story begins to unwind in a script that plays like a thriller.THE EFFECT is a steamy and scintillating drama filled with humor, intelligence, and suspense. THE EFFECT features Olivia Scicolone, Derdriu Ring*, Ananias J. Dixon, and Joel Hammer*. *members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States The play runs 135 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission. Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity, Violence, Sexual Situations DATES: Wed. 2/28 at 7:30pm-Preview Thurs. 3/1 at 7:30pm-Preview Fri. 3/2 at 7:30pm Sat. 3/3 at 7:30pm Sun. 3/4 at 7:30pm-PAYC Thurs. 3/8 at 7:30pm Fri. 3/9 at 8:00pm Sat. 3/10 at 8:00pm Sun. 3/11 at 2:30pm Thurs. 3/15 at 7:30pm Fri. 3/16 at 8:00pm Sat. 3/17 at 8:00pm Sun. 3/18 at 2:30pm Thurs. 3/22 at 7:30pm Fri. 3/23 at 8:00pm Sat. 3/24 at 8:00pm Sun. 3/25 at 2:30pm TICKETS: Thursday & Sunday: $29 Regular $27 Senior $10 Student Friday & Saturday: $32 Regular $30 Senior $15 Student Preview Performances: All seats $15. Sunday March 4th is a Pay-As-You-Can Performance.The first Sunday of every production is a 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can performance. Patrons may pay whatever they can afford; $1 or over can purchase a Pay-As-You-Can ticket. Dobama is committed to making live theatre accessible to everyone. Tickets can be purchased by phone 216-932-3396, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at our box office at 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Office is open Wednesday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm.