Cast & Artists
Writer and Performer: Steven Strafford
Music Direction and Accompaniment: Charlotte Rivard-Hoster
Stage Manager: Jill Yetsky
DIrector: Adam Fitzgerald
Music and Lyrics to "House of Pain": Vance Gilbert
Original Music: William TN Hall
Additional Music: Wade Elkins
Original Arrangements and Music Supervision: John McDaniel
Original Projections Design: Aaron Rhyne
Producer: Justin Brill
Methtacular! is a part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - a multi-genre performance series, presenting a wide variety of work from a diverse array of voices and artists, emerging and established alike.
The LookOut Series takes place in the 1700 Theatre, an intimate cabaret style venue with a mix of seating options. All LookOut shows are general admission, and specific seats cannot be reserved. The 1700 Theatre is located behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks - Steppenwolf's new cafe and bar.
--Adam Feldman, TimeOut NY
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Honest personal storytelling mixed with songs, humor, pathos, and even a mini game show . . . his performing focus is unwavering, he's witty and self-deprecating.”
--Michael Musto, The Village Voice
"Writer-performer Steven Strafford lived to tell the grotesquely vaudevillian tale of his three years spent as a sex-crazed crystal meth addict in Chicago. BEST THEATER IN NEW YORK OF 2012"
"It is a very gutsy and personal show that will be of great use to anyone who has struggled with these kinds of addiction issues, or who just appreciates an engaging, sincere tale from a very talented and tuneful guy about how life, however hopeless it may seem, can always get better."
--Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
￼￼￼"Steven Strafford’s riotous one-man show about his ￼three years as a crystal meth addict confirms that there’s no better way ￼to talk about addiction than with jazz hands.”
"FOUR STARS! Searing, brutally honest and often funny performance . . . what makes Strafford's narrative so compelling is that it's more than a laudable story of recovery; it's a time capsule of a huge part of the gay experience."
--Dan Jakes, TimeOut Chicago