AUDITIONS FOR THE GIN GAME
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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