The stars of Melissa James Gibson's new play Placebo met the press at their rehearsal room at Playwrights Horizons on January 23. Directed by Daniel Aukin, Placebo is scheduled to begin performances on February 20 and run through April 5. Opening night is set for March 16.

Alex Hurt, Carrie Coon, William Jackson Harper, and Florencia Lozano star in Placebo.
Alex Hurt, Carrie Coon, William Jackson Harper, and Florencia Lozano star in Placebo.
(© Seth Walters)

The company also features William Jackson Harper, Florencia Lozano, and Alex Hurt. The production includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Matt Frey, and sound design by Ryan Rumery. Kyles Gates is the stage manager.

Carrie Coon and William Jackson Harper have some fun at rehearsal.
Carrie Coon and William Jackson Harper have some fun at rehearsal.
(© Seth Walters)

Placebo follows Louise while she works on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, those same questions seem to pertain more and more to her life at home.

Playwright Melissa James Gibson and director Daniel Aukin.
Playwright Melissa James Gibson and director Daniel Aukin.
(© Seth Walters)

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