The Effect


Connie and Tristan can’t hide how they feel around each other: Hearts thumping, sleepless nights, a slightly ill feeling of excitement. Unless their infatuation is a side-effect of the new antidepressant they’re testing in a clinical trial. As the trial’s supervising doctors try to get their subjects in line—and debate Big Pharma’s profits in medicating mood—Connie and Tristan engage body and mind with the mysteries and chemistry of love.  Stage 4 will transform into an immersive all-in design experience for this sexy and provocative pharmaceutical romance. 

Presented by Studio Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $45

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-332-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 10/04/2017 - 11/11/2017
Sunday 2:30pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 2:30pm7:30pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 10/22/2017 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Gina Daniels Dr. Lorna James
Eric Hissom Dr. Toby Sealey
Katie Kleiger Connie Hall
Rafi Silver Tristan Frey
Production Personnel
Lucy Prebble
David Muse
Costume Designer
Heather Jackson
Set Designer
Luciana Stecconi
Sound Designer
Ryan Rumery
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Projections/Media Designer
Alex Koch


Studio Theatre - Stage 4
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • McPherson Square (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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