June 19-23. Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. 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.