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English Theatre: The Effect
Sunday, 23 February @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm23,25€
In an increasingly cynical world, can love be anything but a chemical signal in the brain? Connie and Tristan are volunteers in a clinical drug trial, but when they succumb to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, they must ask themselves: is theirs a palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of the new antidepressant being tested? As the trial’s supervising doctors untangle the ethical implications of this illicit relationship—and Big Pharma’s investment in medicating sanity—Connie and Tristan engage body and mind with the mysteries and chemistry of love. This moving and human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.