Theater: Plays

'The Gin Game'

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Little Fish Theatre
Tara Donovan, managing dir.; DL Coburn, writer

Production Description

Casting "The Gin Game." Synopsis: Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a seedy nursing home, strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other's company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller's inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident. While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, ruining their brief friendship. They end up trying to expose the other's weaknesses, belittling the other's life, and humiliating each other.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin March 14 (daytime rehearsals Mon.-Fri., with occasional weekend days). Tech rehearsals will be held all day April 19 & 20 and evenings April 21-24; runs April 25-May 24 (Fri. & Sat. evenings, with one Sun. matinee May 11) at the Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, CA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pay for Union performers provided. Producer plans to apply for Equity 99 Seat Plan.


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