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.

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Photos: Jessica Elliott

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