THE MUSHROOM CURE – live one-person performance by Adam Strauss

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Tuesday July 15, 2014


$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss, winner of the Leffe Craft Your Character international storytelling competition, performs his acclaimed one-person show The Mushroom Cure live at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. This completely true story recounts how, inspired by a scientific study showing hallucinogenic mushrooms could potentially cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmocology. 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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About Adam Strauss:
One of New York’s most in-demand stand ups and storytellers, Adam has premiered three solo shows in the last two years, all of which garnered critical acclaim and packed houses at the Edinburgh Fring Festival. Adam was a winner of the Leffe Craft Your Character Storytelling Competition, and is currently penning a memoir based on The Mushroom Cure.

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“Storytelling of the highest order; Utterly, absolutely absorbing. A hugely intelligent, incredibly engaging performer.”

-- The Scotsman

“Outstanding... As he tells his incredible story the audience is mesmerized by his every word.”

-- EdFest Magazine

“A revelation”

-- Broadway Baby

“Extremely gifted”

-- The Skinny

“Intensely gripping...There really aren’t many more naturally gifted storytellers than Strauss”

-- ThreeWeeks

“Highly recommended”

-- The Herald (Scotland)

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