The Mushroom Cure

Photos and Reviews

Winner - Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance, New York Fringe Festival

Appearance on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show

"Mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain”

- The New York Times

★★★★ [Critics’ Pick] “Riveting... A true-life tour de force”

- Time Out New York

★★★1/2 "Arrestingly honest and howlingly funny"

-Chicago Tribune

"Brilliantly written...absurdly funny and eccentric"


★★★★ “Hugely intelligent... An incredibly engaging performer.... Storytelling of the highest order; utterly, absolutely absorbing”

- The Scotsman

★★★★★ “There really aren’t many more naturally gifted storytellers than Strauss”

- ThreeWeeks

"A revelation"

-Broadway Baby

"A miracle of a show and one that is a must-see."

-Talkin' Broadway

★★★★ “Extremely gifted”

- The Skinny

"Brilliant, hilarious, and moving."

- Michael Pollan

The Marsh, known as a "breeding ground for new performance," was launched in 1989 by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman, and now annually hosts more than 600 performances of 175 shows across the company's two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A leading developer and outlet for solo performers, The Marsh's specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “solo performances that celebrate the power of storytelling at its simplest and purest.” The East Bay Times named The Marsh one of Bay Area's best intimate theaters, calling it “one of the most thriving solo theaters in the nation. The live theatrical energy is simply irresistible.”  For more info about The Marsh, visit or email



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       Monday :     CLOSED
 - Saturday:    12pm - 6pm*
       Sunday:    12pm - 4pm*

*or 30 minutes after final scheduled showtime.