The Gin Game
October 27 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
October 27 & November 2, 3, at 7:00 PM
And 4 matinees on October 28, 29 & November 4, 5 at 2:00 PM
The Gin Game will be performed on our Side Door Stage located on the lower level of our building.
Ticket Prices: $20.00
Directed by Nancy McDonald
Back By Popular Demand
Starring Lisa Knox and Mark Pierce who have appeared in many productions at Lakewood. Please note: The show contains some strong language.
The Gin Game is D. L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about an elderly man and woman, both residents of a nursing home, whose gin rummy games bring out the best and the worst in both of them.
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. They play repeated games of gin as they slowly come to grips with what is left of their lives in their old age.
The original Broadway play was directed by Mike Nichols and starred the married couple Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy, who were succeeded in the original Broadway run by E. G. Marshall & then Maureen Stapleton. Later productions would star Charles Durning & Julie Harris, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore, and James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson
Beverages and light snacks will be sold at our Side Door Bar.
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.