It’s fitting that Steven Strafford will begin his one-man show “Methtacular!” at the Wit Theater in Lakeview this month. More than a decade ago, when Strafford was in his early 20s, he was fired from that very same theater space (then named the Bailiwick) because the meth addiction he speaks of in his new solo performance piece had by that point completely wrecked his life.

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‘Methtacular’ explores funny, heartbreaking tale of drug addiction
RedEye, Jason Heidemann, August 12, 2014

Strafford said he threw a Daffy-Duck-style fit in his New York City apartment and vented by typing furiously on his laptop. It was just expletives at first, but the actor soon churned out page after page of meth stories.

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How a Lakeview Actor Turned His Meth Addiction Into a Musical
DNAinfo Chicago, Erica Demarest, August 20, 2014

Strafford is not just blowing smoke here; Methtacular! is an authentic, potent, piece of theater that explores addiction in the LGBT community.

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Kiss of ‘Meth’ Writer/performer Strafford on play on addiction
Windy City Times, Tony Peregrin, August 20, 2014