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Stan, a.k.a. “Definition” is a rising freestyle MC – or at least he was, until his life’s passion lost out to his drug habit. Now on the road to recovery and preparing for a come-back show, Stan confronts his demons and recounts his harrowing journey through the wild highs and deep lows of addiction. Featuring a live DJ, spoken word, and hip hop, this pulse-pounding, full-sensory experience deals in the brutal realities of addiction and drug culture, and the redemption that can lie in recovery. This highly popular production has been updated for digital presentation and includes content addressing the current fentanyl and opioid crises. Join us for this timely view into addiction and celebrity in an era of TikTok and 15-minute fame. As addiction weaves its way through communities across Canada, this powerful piece is more relevant than ever.
Post-show conversation facilitated by Addictions Counsellor Jordana Jackson (Alliance Clinic, Surrey).
Each performance accompanied by a comprehensive resource guide.
Content advisory: discussion of drug addiction and recovery, overdose, some strong language.
Chirag Naik as Stan
Stephanie Wong as DJ
Playwright: Michael P. Northey
Original Songs and Lyrics: Kyprios and Chin Injeti
Co-Directors: Daniela Atiencia & Rachel Aberle
Set Design: Justus Hayes
Lighting Designer: Jacob Wan
Lighting Technical Director/ Associate Lighting Designer: John Webber
Company Manager: Geoff Jones
Production Coordinator: Siobhan Powell
Audio Engineer: Steve Bulat
Video Specialist: Jordan Watkins
Livestream Technician: Peter Carlone
Digital Chat Moderator: Melissa McCowell
Addictions Counsellor and Talkback Facilitator: Jordana Jackson
“Praiseworthy” – The New York Times
“Exceptional” – Toronto Star
“Candid and compelling” – Australian Stage
“Exhumes the horrors of drug addiction without pandering or moralizing” – Variety
Cranked has been performed over 400 times for more than 125,000 people internationally.
WINNER OF NUMEROUS PROFESSIONAL CANADIAN THEATRE AWARDS
Photos of Chirag Naik, Stephanie Wong in Cranked by Michael P. Northey. Photos by Sarah Race. Set Design by Justus Hayes. Lighting Design by Jacob Wan.
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