The Gin Game

The Gin Game Comedy DramaCharacters male femaleExterior SetThis winner of the Pulitzer Prize which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durnin

  • Title: The Gin Game
  • Author: D.L. Coburn
  • ISBN: 9780573609763
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Comedy DramaCharacters 1 male, 1 femaleExterior SetThis winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a 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 discoveComedy DramaCharacters 1 male, 1 femaleExterior SetThis winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a 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 A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces The New York Times Extremely intelligent bittersweet comedyFunny, sad, profane, eloquent, touching, beautiful WABC TV PerfectA vibrant study on loneliness, disillusion, old age and death yet fiercely funny The Boston Globe

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    738 thoughts on “The Gin Game”

    1. Two senior citizens play gin at a retirement home. And there’s some forced drama to give the story a plot. I wanted to like this one more than I did and finished it feeling like it was more a half-sketched idea than a fully realized play. Quasi-recommended.


    2. A tragic and hilarious card game on the porch of an old folk's home with just one man and one woman. It won a Pulitzer Prize. I was blessed to see it performed by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn.


    3. Listened to the LA Theatre works version - its an engaging play not 100% sure I picked up all that is going on. Is she cheating? A fun and quick two hander.


    4. I found this to be a slow-burning play driven equally by its dialogue and subtext. As an audience, you would have to listen intently if you wanted to catch every important detail, which means a production of this play would require two very seasoned actors to keep this rather motionless play interesting. With the wrong actors, this play could be a disaster.However, when staging it in my mind, this is a pretty intense play.4/5


    5. I know this play is a classic.As for me, I just didn't care for it. There is more to being old then this play presents.I found it to be depressing. As I have found in my retired life, being alone doesn't mean a person has to be lonely. When I retired, my old life ended and a new life began.If I run out of money, or ill health overtakes me, then another phase comes to an end, and a new one begins. That's how it relly is.


    6. ok, but not Pulitzer worthy in my opinionough there were a few funny lines. I was considering seeing the 2015 revival on Broadway with James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson during my next trip there in November, but glad I opted for other shows


    7. All my theatrical life I have heard about "The Gin Game" but never saw it or read it until today. What a challenging script! I am thinking of doing it with a friend as a reading sometime.


    8. One of my favorite plays ever. I could not put it down. Anybody who is thinking about working in theater should read this play.




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