(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 capemaystage.org or call the box office at 609-770-8311.
originally published: 2017-08-10 00:00:00
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