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Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014
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"Side Effects"
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4.4 average rating
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2 reviews
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attended Jun 07 2011

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.

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attended Jun 08 2011

Joely Richardson should get an Emmy for this performance. She was witty, wild, and wonderful. The play was pithy and the characters reminded me of actual people I know. My only hesitation was Cotter Smith's husband "Hugh". He was wooden...continued

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attended Jun 14 2011

The play was excellent! The actors were phenonimal! The set was well designed. The lighting was very well used to define the time of day and could be considered the third character. The writing made sense and was believable. I would...continued

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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.

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