Progression of The Effect

Students Hunter Thomas, who played Dr. Lorna James, and Benjamin Evans, who played Tristan Frey, performed a scene in The Effect. (Photo: Kait Fruechting)

By Kait Fruechting | Staff Writer

Augusta University’s production of Lucy Prebble’s play, The Effect, a story of a chemical romance, was documented from the beginning to the final stages. The Agency, a collaborative capstone course for communication majors, produced a documentary of the play which showed the entire process from the auditions to cast interviews, set design, rehearsals and the cast’s reactions to opening night.

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The Effect portrays more than chemical romance

(Left to Right) Communication students Hunter Thomas, Allison Berres, and Benjamin Evans perform scenes in the spring play, The Effect, during a rehearsal on February 23, 2017, in room 242 of Washington Hall. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

When it comes to spring, people often think about new beginnings such as budding romance. However, is romance a result of a chemical reaction in the brain or a natural process?

That is where The Effect comes in. Directed by communication professor Doug Joiner, The Effect is a play written by Lucy Prebble that is mainly focused on a clinical drug trial testing between two volunteer patients where chemical romance soon develops. Continue reading “The Effect portrays more than chemical romance”