By Michael P. Northey with hip hop artists Kyprios and Stylust
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. Using 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. As addiction weaves its way through communities across BC, this powerful piece is more timely than ever
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“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, Elizabeth Wellwood in Cranked by Michael P. Northey. Photos by Tim Matheson. Set Design by Justus Hayes.
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