We will be holding auditions for THE GIN GAME on Saturday February 18th at 1:00PM at The Barn Community Playhouse. Those interested in auditioning are asked to contact the director, Robert Buckingham, at by Friday February 17th.

THE GIN GAME was written by D.L. Coburn and was the 1978 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Best Drama.

Fonsia Dorsey, a new resident at a nursing home for senior citizens, meets Weller Martin, a loner and longtime resident at the home. Weller decides to help Fonsia work out the newbie jitters by playing a game of gin rummy. Having never played the game before, Weller teachers Fonsia the basics and she instantly has a case of beginners’ luck. This builds her confidence and hilariously irritates Weller, as he assumed an easy victory. This begins a friendship where the two play gin rummy and discuss their families, money, society, and the outside world. The Gin Game, 1978 Pulitzer Prize winning drama written by D.L. Coburn, is a poignant story of people who fight loneliness, loss, and each other while playing Weller’s favorite game and the only thing that helps counter a lifetime of defeats.


Performances are:

June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, & July 1 2023 at 7:00PM

June 18, 25, & July 2 2023 at 2:00PM


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