The Mushroom Cure

Adam Strauss’
The Mushroom Cure 


In Person at The Marsh SF Studio

Written & Performed by Adam Strauss
Directed by Jonathan Libman

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Online ticket sales close 2 hours before each performance,
and additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door.

April 29th | May 13 | June 17
 Saturdays at 7:30pm

Ticket Information

Tickets: $25 – $35 General Seating sliding scale | $50 & $100 Reserved Seating

Online ticket sales close 2 hours before each performance,
and additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door.

90 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15+
Please do not bring infants to the show

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About the Show

Inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam Strauss embarked on a program of vigilant psychopharmacology. By turns hilarious, harrowing, and heartrendering, The Mushroom Cure is the true story of Adam’s attempt to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics. This unique theatrical experience first ran in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, garnering widespread acclaim before being workshopped in the New York Fringe Festival, where it won the Fringe’s Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance.


“Mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain.” –The New York Times

“Arrestingly honest and howlingly funny” (3.5/4 stars)  –The Chicago Tribune

“Riveting…a true life tour de force.” –Time Out New York (Critcs’ Pick)

“Brilliant, hilarious and moving” –Michael Pollan

“Hugely intelligent and incredibly engaging” –The Scotsman

“A brilliant psychedelic comedian” –Duncan Trussell

“A miracle of a show and a must-see”  – Talkin’ Broadway

Winner – Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance – New York Fringe Festival

Winner – Best Solo Show – Eddy Awards for Bay Area Theater

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About the Performer

Adam Strauss is a writer and performer based in NYC. He won the Leffe Craft Your Character Storytelling Competition and the New York Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance. He is also a stand-up comedian who performs throughout the US and the UK. Strauss received his BA in psychology from Brown University.

Jonathan Libman is a native New Yorker who went through the public school system.  As a member of the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit Jonathan specializes in new work that includes directing Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale), NEA recipient David Libman, and Dramatist Guild Fellow Nicole Pandolfo, and Dennis Russo (Lifetime Actors Studio Member)  among others. Jonathan recently won a scholarship to write and direct at Tony Spiridakis’ Manhattan Film Institute and has directed for The Collective NY, Nylon Fusion, and Ripple Effect Artists.

His full-length plays include Accidents Waiting to Happen (Rattlestick Theater Jam, Kitchen Dog Theater Finalist) and Please Leave the Light On (Bay Area Playwright’s Semi-Finalist).
He is currently developing a new play Assume the Position about Stop and Frisk 2.0 – you didn’t know? Grappling and giving a voice to the complexities of Policing and Black Lives Matter. Selected upcoming directing projects: Rose Colored Glass by Susan Bigelow and Janice Goldberg and Kill the Buddha by Eli Walker (Drunk Yoga). Jonathan is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program and union member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.