GALLERY THEATER • McMINNVILLE, OREGON • The Gin Game


BY D.L. COBURN; DIRECTED BY JOE SILVA

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize 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.

11 PERFORMANCES IN THE ARENA THEATER.
SHOWTIMES: FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 7:30 PM
SUNDAY MATINEE, 3:00 PM


Take part in our First Saturday promotion. On Saturday, April 15 only, admission is buy one get one free. That's two adult admissions for only $18. This offer is not available online. Please call 503-472-2227 or purchase tickets at the door.

The Sunday April 23, 2017 performance of THE GIN GAME has been bought out by the McMinnville Sunrise Rotary. For ticket and pricing information please contact Larry Strober at lsstrober@yahoo.com.