The Effect

The Effect

Written by Lucy Prebble
Directed by Chloe King


April 23 - May 1, 2022

Robert Cohen Theatre

This cynical romantic comedy takes place within the confines of a clinical drug trial. Tristan and Connie meet while undergoing the anti-depressant trial and become quick friends and then more. The question is: How can they know if their feelings are real or simply a side-effect of their treatment? The Effect asks us to examine our relationships to the world, each other, and ourselves.

Content Advisory: This production contains:
- Strobe (flashing) lights & loud sounds
- Depictions of smoking
- Strong/mature language, sexual content

Evenings: Apr. 23, 28, 29^, 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Apr. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 24*, 30, May 1 at 2:00 p.m.

* Please join us for a TalkBack with cast & crew, after the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Sun., Apr. 24.

Peter the Anteater in Shakespearean garb, holding a skull it his outstretched hand

^ UCI Student Friday Nights:

Join your fellow ARTeaters! UCI Student ticket-holders after the Fri., Apr. 29 evening performance can stay for a fun opportunity to meet members of the artistic team and have a light refreshment celebrating live performances in CTSA's Drama Department. See the list of all Friday Night Drama shows, here. Meet up outside on the Green Room Café patio.

The first 100 UCI Students to scan tickets at the performance entrance will be invited to a post-performance gathering/event. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a spot at the post-performance gathering/event.

General admission: $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $16
Arts Packages: $15
UCI Students & Children under 17: $12

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See the Performance Program

April 23, 2022 - 8:00pm
April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm
April 27, 2022 - 7:30pm
April 28, 2022 - 8:00pm
April 29, 2022 - 8:00pm
April 30, 2022 - 2:00pm
April 30, 2022 - 8:00pm
May 1, 2022 - 2:00pm