The international hip-hop sensation is back.

Production Details

Audience:
Running Time:
Touring:
Grade 7 +
50 min + 10min Q&A
Spring 2019
Curriculum Connections:
Mental Health | Addiction | Social Justice | Social Responsibility

Synopsis

Stan, a.k.a. “Definition” is a rising freestyle MC – or at least he was, until his life’s passion lost out to his meth 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, playwright Michael P. Northey and hip hop artists Kyprios and Stylust have created a pulse-pounding, full-sensory experience that deals in the brutal realities of addiction and drug culture, and the redemption that can lie in recovery.

If the subject matter of CRANKED hits close to home, check out kidshelpphone.ca. Canada's only 24/7, national support service.

Following a multi-year, international tour that included runs at The Duke Theatre on 42nd Street in New York City, and at the historic Sydney Opera House in Australia, this Green Thumb hit returns with updated content in light of the current fentanyl and opioid crises. As addiction weaves its way through communities across North America, this powerful pieces is more timely than ever. 

“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

Recent Comments
Jessica Yee
April 5, 2019

I thought the show had a very powerful message and they portrayed the struggles of drug users very effectively.

Green Thumb Theatre

Thanks Jessica! So glad you enjoyed the show.

Filip
April 3, 2019

Hi Green Thumb... I didn't really like this show. It made me very uncomfortable and there was no form sent home to talk about this sensitive subject.

Green Thumb Theatre

Hi Filip - Thanks for getting in touch. Sorry to hear that the show made you uncomfortable. It definitely touches on some pretty heavy hitting stuff. We actually do have some take home materials for audience members. Right here on this page, if you click the tab that says "Download Study Guide" you'll get our entire comprehensive study guide. If you're looking for some help with any of the issues touched on in the play, there is a "Resources" section that starts on page 17 of the study guide. If you're feeling like you need to talk to someone, we suggest you take a look at kidshelphone.ca - Canada's only 24/7, national support service. They have a phone line, live chat, and a bunch of great resources. Hope that info is able to help you out, and thanks again for reaching out.

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