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The Gin Game

The Gin Game
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Code: PSFNY-24460
Author: DL Coburn

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1m, 1f.

  • Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy.
  • This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady.
  • They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.
  • Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn't happen.
  • He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age.

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