About This Show

D.L. Coburn’s The Gin Game, the 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner, uses a game of cards as a metaphor for life. William Schallert and Pamela Payton-Wright star in this comedy.

The two characters, Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, discover they both dislike the nursing home where they have both been forced to live. The one thing they do enjoy is a game of gin rummy. As they play the game and uncover each other’s past, they create an intimate, yet uneasy friendship. The rookie, Fonsia, always wins, while the gin rummy veteran, Weller, can’t seem to win.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: September 22, 2005 Final Performance: October 16, 2005
Location: Bickford Theater - Morris Museum, New Jersey

6 Normandy Heights Rd,

Morristown,

07960

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