THE MUSHROOM CURE
By: Adam Strauss
Playwright / Performer: Adam Strauss
Direction: Jonathan Libman
Assist. Direction: Sarah Newton
Cherry Lane Theatre | Studio
NYC | July 2016 & January 2017
Inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms can potentially cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. As he uncovers an underground community of clandestine chemists, falls in love with a brilliant psychologist who takes him on as her unofficial research subject, and decamps to a remote island accompanied only by his geriatric pug dog and formidable pharmacopoeia, Adam’s relentless pursuit of his unorthodox cure is at once hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending.