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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: The Marsh Berkeley Presents the Return of Adam Strauss’ Hit Show “The Mushroom Cure”

Mar 30, 2018
“The Mushroom Cure” by Adam Strauss returns to The Marsh Berkeley (2120 Allston Way), as it runs through April 28. Inspired by a scientific study that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Strauss embarks on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. The true tale of Strauss’ hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending attempts to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics was an Off-Broadway hit, where it was named Critics’ Pick and was praised as “riveting… true-life tour de force” and hailed as “mining a great deal of laughter from disabling pain.”

Strauss stars in the Bay Area production, while “The Mushroom Cure” simultaneously continues its extended run in New York at Theatre 80 St. Marks with another actor taking on the lead.



“The Mushroom Cure,” written and performed by Adam Strauss and directed by Jonathan Libman, received its West Coast Premiere in April 2017 at The Marsh San Francisco to critical acclaim and resulted in an extended 11-week run. The show first ran in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe garnering widespread acclaim. Critics called the show “hugely intelligent and incredibly engaging.”

Strauss’ riotous tale appeared next in the New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Fringe’s Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance. It then was given its Off-Broadway premiere at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, where it had a sold-out, extended run. The Mushroom Cure was remounted in December 2017 at Off-Broadway’s Theatre 80 St. Marks.



Adam Strauss is a writer and performer based in New York City. 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.



For tickets the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055 (open 1pm-4pm, Monday through Friday).

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Photo caption: Adam Strauss' Off-Broadway hit "The Mushroom Cure," is the true tale of Strauss' hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending attempts to treat his OCD with psychedelics. "The Mushroom Cure" will be presented through April 28 at The Marsh Berkeley. (Photo Credit: David Allen)


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