Michael Weller's Drama Side Effects, Starring Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith
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The last date listed for Side Effects was Saturday June 18, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Amusing, in a voyeuristic way, to see a marriage going off the rails, especially when the wife is so prescient and articulate and the husband not lovable. Wonderful twists throughout. Script is totally marvelous and the acting first rate.
Quotes & Highlights
Watch a video of Side Effects playwright, Michael Weller, discussing the play’s origins.
MCC Theater’s 2008 hit Fifty Words culminated in one desperate phone call. Side Effects is the story of what happened on the other end of the line.
Hugh and Lindy’s marriage seems picture-perfect, a beacon in their microcosmic Midwestern world of dinner parties and fundraisers. But, behind closed doors—doors they can barely keep shut—they’re falling apart, and Hugh’s rising political star is suddenly imperiled.