The Effect

October 10, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | THEATRE, THUMBNAIL REVIEWS |

(Image c/- US Dept. of Health)

(written by Lucy Prebble) (Adelaide University Theatre Guild, 8 October 2016) A  man and a  woman – an experienced experimentee and a first timer – sign on as subjects in an anti-depressant trial at Raushen Pharmaceuticals.  Who would have thought that two young, flaky people left virtually alone in a closed environment with nothing to do might engage in a little forbidden hanky-panky? Sigh.  Unfortunately this rather juvenile play is full of such predictable developments and unsurprising attempts at surprise.  Connie and Tristan, the guinea-pigs, escape to a moonlit former insane asylum and bang on about whether unnatural upsurges in dopamine cause…

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