The Gin Game

By Donald L. Coburn

Directed by David Mallis
Produced by Michelle Spanik

A dramatic comedy to start the season.

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. With no visitors coming to see them the pair talk about their lives, their families and matters of the heart. They start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.

While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin game.

“A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.” — The New York Times

“Powerful and undeniably unforgettable.”

September 15-16, 22-23, 28-29-30, 2017
Curtain 8:00 PM

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Fonsia Dorsey … Judi Skinner
Weller Martin … Tom Levely

Director … David Mallis
Producer … Michelle Spanik
Stage manager … Matt Dafoe
Assistant Stage Manager … TBA
Script assistant … Nyn Draper
Set Design … Tome Levely
Set Construction … John Spanik, Stan Semeniuk, Matt Dafoe, Lawrence Hamilton, Chuck Learn, Tricia Ward
Lighting Designers … Tricia Ward
Lighting Operator … TBA
Lighting Crew … J. Spanik, Chuck Learn, Stan Semeniuk
Costumes … Eleanor Cook
Costumes Assistant … TBA
Makeup … TBA
Properties … Nyn Draper
Sound Design … M. Spanik & David Mallis
Sound Operator … Michelle Spanik
Art Installation … TBA
Front of House … TBA
Programme Cover Design … TBA