Britain's National Theatre, Jean Doumanian Productions and Barrow Street Theater present the American premiere of a new play that takes on our pill-popping culture with humor and drama. More…
Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. Directed by David Cromer.
See it if You're looking for a show that's entertaining and topical.
Don't see it if You have no empathy or interest in people with mental illness.
See it if You want to see an original idea exploring psychiatric medications. You want to think about the ethics of the doctors and drug makers.
Don't see it if You will find the author's point of view to be biased against the doctors and drugs, as I did.
See it if you want a well-acted play about real love vs. chemically-induced feelings that provokes thought but provides nothing new to the debate.
Don't see it if you expect anything profound, enlightening or esoteric about modern psychiatry, exploitation by the drug companies, or love.
See it if you enjoy play of ideas on danger of drugs in treating mental illness, dubious reliability of drug trials; good ensemble
Don't see it if don't enjoy characters who are more vehicles for ideas than flesh and blood, schematic plot, unsatisfying ending
See it if you want to see a great, thought-provoking, messy show about what we feel and why we feel it.
Don't see it if you can't handle shades of gray in your drama.
See it if The two actors playing the young couple were absorbing to watch. If you're interested in seeing a show about the effect of drugs on emotion
Don't see it if The young couple were excellent in their roles but the play didn't really go anywhere. What was the point?
See it if psychology, human behavior and the study of psychotropic medications are of interest; you want to see good actors in vulnerable situations.
Don't see it if you are looking for an uplifting play or a story with a definitive solution.
See it if you enjoy intelligent theatre with terrific performances and great direction. David Cromer is one of our great directors.
Don't see it if you do not like intelligent theatre.
See it if When I tell people about this play it sounds so interesting but it doesn't show when you watch this disappointing show. I still say it is
Don't see it if so so because it's such and interesting concept. Wish it could have be written better.
See it if you want your theatre complex and challenging with a constant collision of ideas, an accomplished & attractive cast that doesn't flinch
Don't see it if you can't empathise with people in pain
See it if you question pharmaceutical solutions to mental health care & and you enjoy a layered well acted story. Very nice staging too.
Don't see it if you want a happy ending, you think depression isn't debilitating or you're turned off by simulated sex on stage.
See it if you enjoy theater which takes a "what if" approach and explores scenarios and themes that you might overlook in everyday life
Don't see it if you don't like plays that force you to think how its themes matter outside of the actual play, you want clearly defined resolutions
See it if Interesting topic. Very original and relevant to our times. The story kept me invested, and the actors did a good job. Nice set.
Don't see it if I wished the end had a more definite resolution. Almost seemed like the author didn't know what was going to happen to these people.
See it if You want to see a thought provoking show that sets up an interesting set of circumstances.
Don't see it if You need to get a satisfying resolution.
See it if you are interested in phsycological drama and unusual plots, even if delivered somewhat amaterurishly.
Don't see it if you like well developed characters whose behavior seems appropriate for the story plot.
See it if You question the ethics of human guinea pigs. You ever wonder who you really are and whether your emotions are "real"
Don't see it if You like like unambiguous theater. You prefer to be entertained rather than listen to heavy dialogue.
See it if you like original stories that make you think. It is a very clever & though-provoking take on the effects of drugs for depression.
Don't see it if you like clear-cut answers, happy endings, & for romance. Saw it with replacements for the 2 leads and didn't feel the chemistry
See it if you're interested in seeing a thought-provoking piece tackling mental illness and experimental drug trials.
Don't see it if you're offended by language, nudity, or are looking for a lighter, comedic night at the theatre.
See it if You don't know enough about how dangerous mind-altering medications can be. This show came too late--we know everything it has to say now.
Don't see it if You have anything better to do.
See it if You appreciate thoughtful, original, relevant. memorable but disturbing drama
Don't see it if You do not appreciate dark themes and drama but, rather, enjoy primarily fluffy musicals and mindless low comedy
See it if you want a play exploring human passions...are they real or drug induced. By the author of the Broadway show Enron.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy medical or drug experiment plays.
See it if Raises interesting questions about drug trials. Story is contrived and not always clear. Expected much more.
Don't see it if You want a fun time at the theater, want to laugh or romanticize. If you take psychotropics & concerned with the effects positive/negative.