Molly & Jesse use Rock'n'roll to relive the past and confront the present in a brother/sister story where memories are never the same...
Book by Emily Goodson
Music & Lyrics by Jeremy Schonfeld
Directed by Chad Rabinovitz
Following their father’s death, Molly and her estranged brother Jesse try to find a way to reconnect within the ruins of their childhood. Memories have a funny way of changing over time though, and with two very different recollections, blame, doubt, and rock-n-roll become weapons. This high-octane musical explores the complexities of family and story-telling, weaving together the recollections and unique perspectives of siblings with comedy, wit, and rock.
SPUN was originally commissioned and produced for the Bloomington Playwright's Project in Bloomington, Indiana (Indiana University) in 2013. It was brought to the Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis in spring of 2014.Songs from SPUN were presented at 54 Below in summer of 2015, leading up to a full production at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, New York, in July 2015.
SPUN is the first of a planned trilogy of 2-character musicals, currently being created by playwright Emily Goodson and Composer/Lyricist Jeremy Schonfeld, under the artistic direction of Chad Rabinovitz. The second, as-of-yet untitled, show will be presented at the Bloomington Playwright's Project in winter of 2016.