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“What marks a good playwright is his sense of how fiction works in motion. Gruenloh has that.”

 - The Roanoke Times

"takes a David and Goliath approach to the problem of Big Pharama... harrowing, stylish, and even funny."

-Talkin' Broadway

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Adverse Effects

a new play by: Taylor Gruenloh

3 f, 4 m (4 actors)

After the unexpected death of their daughter, Phil and Jessica must find a balance in their marriage while struggling with being middle class in the Midwest while battling against the interests of pharmaceutical reps, medical researchers, and a local journalist looking for the truth. 


Richard, a University scientist, is being paid by a pharmaceutical company to put his name on studies he didn't conduct.  


Allysa, the representative of the pharmaceutical company, wants a more lavish life. 


Maurice, the local reporter for a small town online newspaper, wants to connect some dots.

Performance Fee:
$75 - Amateur
$100 - Professional
Script: $12
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