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Spinning the Musical

Mary Ann Frank in
Written by Mary Ann Frank
Musical Direction by Andrew Levine

Directed by Douglas Moser
JUNE 19 – 23, 2019
Stage II

Spinning is an extraordinarily intimate 80-minute encounter with Dr. Mary Ann Frank, a highly respected clinical psychologist and accomplished singer, actress, and story teller. Mary Ann lost her beloved husband of 28 years after a grueling 14-month battle with glioblastoma. Spinning refers to the early disorientation of grief, but also to Mary Ann’s capacity to spin—through story and song—a tale of a spirited marriage cut heartbreakingly short just as it was poised to renew itself. Buoying herself and her husband by singing and performing throughout his illness and continuing to do so after his death, she transforms herself. Mary Ann is a powerful spinner of deep and deeply hilarious tales of family love, incomprehensible loss, and the power of music to open a path toward resilience, healing and hope.