The Gin Game
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The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn
Starring Katherine James and Alan Blumenfeld
Directed by Christian Lebano
Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize
"Produced with great polish and passion. The visuals are evocative. The performers are impressive...well worth the price of admission!" -Frances Baum Nicholson, Pasadena Star-News
"Brilliant production...meticulous direction by Christian Lebano" ---Don Grigare, BroadwayWorld
“When life deals you a bad hand, do you give up the game?”
It’s Visitor Day at the ‘home for the aged,’ and Weller is playing a solitary game of cards on the sunporch when a tearful Fonsia, troubled by her new environs, seeks a private moment. Weller invites her to a cheerful game of gin rummy to pass the time, but as the days and conversations pass, the game becomes more than either of them anticipate. Through laughter, tears, frustration, and fear, the truth of their lives is dealt. In this tragi-comedy, the upper hand is shuffled between two souls who play their lives out to each other over a well-worn score pad. Starring Katherine James (SMP’s Amanda in The Glass Menagerie) and Alan Blumenfeld (company member A Noise Within and Theatricum Botanicum).
Tickets purchased online are subject to a flat convenience fee of $2/ticket!
DIGGING DEEPER - FREE PUBLIC EVENTS to celebrate THE GIN GAME
Thursday, September 27 - 7-8:30pm
Game Night! Intro to Mahjongg
We will set up card tables and provide game masters to tutor you on a game popular with some of our parents and grandparents and still popular today. And some histories of the card game of gin say it may have evolved from mahjongg with its sharing of the playing concept of “melds”. Ages 12 and up welcome.