Presented by Greenhouse Productions

in association with

The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance

The Mushroom Cure

NEW MC 11x17.png

Written and Performed by

Adam Strauss

Developed with and Directed by

Jonathan Libman


May 9 - June 9, 2019

Thursdays - Saturdays @ 8:00pm

Sundays @ 3:00pm

**Note, there will be no performance on May 16. There will instead be a 3:00 show on May 18**

General admission

“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 

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

- Talkin' Broadway

Inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. By turns hilarious and harrowing, THE MUSHROOM CURE recounts the true-life 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 debuting at the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won the Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance. After further development, it was presented for a 4-week run at The Cherry Lane Theater in the summer of 2016, followed by an 11-week run at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco. The show then moved to Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York, where it ran for over a year before closing in January.

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



2257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614





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

*or 30 minutes after final scheduled showtime.