ADAM STRAUSS’ THE MUSHROOM CURE COMES TO NEXT STAGE
THE MUSHROOM CURE
The Hilarious, Harrowing & Heartrending
True Tale of One Man’s Attempt to Cure OCD with Psychedelics
Next Stage Arts Project is thrilled to present THE MUSHROOM CURE, with Adam Strauss, at Next Stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20.
The Mushroom Cure was inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. By turns hilarious and harrowing, The Mushroom Cure is the true story of Adam’s attempt to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics.
This unique theatrical experience, starring Adam Strauss and directed by Jonathan Libman, first ran in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, garnering widespread acclaim before being workshopped in the New York Fringe Festival, where The New York Times said it “mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” and Time Out New York called it “riveting… a true-life tour de force” and named it a Critics’ Pick. The piece also won it won the Fringe’s Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance. The Mushroom Cure has also been presented at NY’s Cherry Lane Theater and the Broadway Comedy Club.
Adam Strauss is a writer and performer based in NYC. He won the Leffe Craft Your Character Storytelling Competition and is currently penning a memoir based on The Mushroom Cure. He’s also a professional stand up comedian, appearing nightly at many of New York’s best comedy clubs, and most of its worst ones. Adam received his B.A. in Psychology from Brown University.