Ava Cooks

AVA COOKS is a two-woman musical or cabaret show.  Ava Gardner attempts to cook her way into heaven, while arguing with Mary Magdalene about the men in her life–Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, Howard Hughes and Adlai Stevenson, two-time Democratic candidate for president of the United States. Ava’s richness of character, her alcoholic guilt and her wariness of spirituality come out in word and song as Mary Magdalene slyly and wittily points out the roadsigns to heaven.

I worked on this with help from Janice Hall, a New York singer.