The Gin Game

Theatre: John Golden
Status: Closed
(September 18, 2015 - January 10, 2016 )
  • Rehearsal: August 13, 2015
  • Preview: September 18, 2015
  • Open: October 14, 2015
  • Close: January 10, 2016
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs

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. But when Fonsia wins every hand, Weller becomes increasingly frustrated, until their gin games and conversations become a battleground, with each player exposing the other’s failures, disappointments and insecurities.

For The Record:

For the record, the original B'way production of "The Gin Game" opened at the Golden in 1977 starring Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy.

Total Gross: $7,775,151
Average Weekly Gross: $210,139
Total Gross Potential: 53%
Total Attendance: 152,435
Average Weekly Attendance: 64%

Cast

Fonsia Dorsey 09/18/2015 - 01/10/2016
Weller Martin 09/18/2015 - 01/10/2016