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The Gin Game
The Gin Game, John Golden Theatre, NYC Show Poster

The Gin Game

John Golden Theatre

2hrs (1 Intermission)

This show has closed.

James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson star in D.L. Coburn's two-hander.

Theater Info

252 West 45th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Sep 23, 2015
Oct 14, 2015
Jan 10, 2016

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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, with each player exposing the other’s failures, disappointments and insecurities.


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Weller Martin
Fonsia Dorsey


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Written by
D.L. Coburn
Leonard Foglia
Set and Costume Designer
Riccardo Hernandez
Lighting Designer
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Designer
David Van Tieghem