Play by D. L. Coburn
MAY 6-9 | 13-16
RATED: PG 13 – Adult themes
Circle On The Lawn Production
Needling dialogue and sharp wit sizzle in this play that was called, “the closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces” by The New York Times.
The Gin Game, winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, brings audiences along for a game of wits, as Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey meet on the porch of their nursing home and strike up a friendship, with Weller teaching Fonsia how to play gin rummy. As they play, they share stories about the lives they led in the outside world. But when Fonsia wins every hand, Weller becomes increasingly frustrated, until their gin games and conversations become a battleground.
“A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse…”
– The New York Times
“Extremely intelligent […] fine bittersweet comedy […] Funny, sad, profane, eloquent, touching, beautiful.”