“Strafford lays out the highs and lows with remarkable candor, insight and humor…”
-Time Out New York

Methtacularis Steven Strafford’s hilarious and harrowing autobiographical account of his three years as a crystal meth addict in Chicago. Through comedy, songs, and plenty of honest storytelling, Strafford brings audiences on a journey through the chemical highs, devastating lows, and ultimate redemption.

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Steven Strafford (Playwright/Actor) is a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised actor and writer. His Chicago credits include work with Bailiwick Repertory and Theatre Hikes. Nationally, he has been seen in Spamalot (Original Vegas cast) as Prince Herbert and four other characters. He has worked regionally at Portland Stage Company, The Cape Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus and Bakerloo Theatre Project and has performed across America in Peter Pan (with Cathy Rigby) in Europe in Grease! and in Asia in Cinderella (with Lea Salonga). In NYC, he appeared in The Mad Show at The York, Off-Broadway. He also created roles in several NYMF shows including Songs for a More Funnier World and To Paint the Earth. He can regularly be seen telling stories and sharing his writing at The Moth, Story Club and other live lit shows around Chicago.

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