GIN GAME on Broadway with James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson. Previews September 21, 2015

by D.L. Coburn
directed by Leonard Foglia

Broadway's Golden Theater

With James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson.

Previews begin September 21, 2015. Opens October 13.

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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ISBN: 9780573609763
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - January 11th, 2011