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Cape May stage Presents "The Gin Game"

Cape May stage Presents "The Gin Game"(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn is presented by Cape May Stage from August 10 through September 22.  Performances take place Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00pm.  Directed by Roy Steinberg, The Gin Game tells the story of Fonsia Dorsey, a woman in her twilight years now residing in a retirement home. 

Fonsia's loneliness is interrupted by the surly charm of fellow resident Weller Marin who teaches her how to play gin. As they seemingly become close over the shuffle of cards, much is revealed about their regret-filled lives. Fonsia consistently wins every hand, rage and needling escalates and comes to a head in an unsettling argument.  

The New York Times called the play "a throughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces." 

Jennifer Harmon plays Fonsia Dorsey, a prim and proper elderly woman who appears to be a fragile victim, abandoned by everyone she loves, but appearances can be deceiving and the truth is eventually revealed. Harmon's Broadway credits include Other Desert Cities, The Dinner Party, and Blithe Spirit. Other theatre, television, and film credits include Outside Mullingar; The Good Wife; Eat, Pray, Love; Law & Order; and One Life to Live

Playing Weller Marin, a deeply angry man who sees life in terms of winning and losing is veteran actor Bill Tatum. Bill previously appeared at Cape May Stage in Moon Over Buffalo and Mary, Mary. Bill has been a New York actor and proud member of Actors' Equity Association for 45 years. This past winter he appeared in In White America. His television appearances include As The World Turns, Law & Order, and The Office Party

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There will be a Talkback on August 25th, a Best Value Night on September 5th, and a Pay-What-You-Wish Night on September 12th. For ticket information visit or call the box office at  609-770-8311.

originally published: 2017-08-10 00:00:00

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Sunday, Jun 17, 2018


LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

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BOZ SCAGGS @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:00pm

DAVID CROSBY & FRIENDS @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

Rockit! Academy: California Dreamin’ @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 3:00pm


The Last 5 Years @ Eagle Theatre, Hammonton - 3:00pm

Half Time @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm


Fathers Day Comedy Special ft. Alex Pavone, Ali Breen, Lucas Connally and Andrew Lee @ Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City - 7:00pm and 9:00pm

MIKE FINOIA, KEVIN FLYNN, KYLE GROOMS @ The Music Box @ Borgata Casino Hotel, Atlantic City - 9:00pm

Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

A Conversation with Jon Stewart @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


Classic Film Screening: THE GODFATHER @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 3:00pm

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