The Gin Game
by D.L. Corbin

Performances: July 15-30, 2023, Fri/Sat 7:30 pm/Sun 2:30 pm
Location: Tualatin Hertiage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, OR
Directed by Linda Talluto


​This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 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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Fri, Jul 14th, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 15th, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 16th, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 21st, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 22nd, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 23rd, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 28th, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 29th, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 30th, 2023 at 3:00 pm


All attendees age 5 and over must provide proof of vaccination at the door. Wearing a face mask is strongly encouraged at all times when in the building. Subject to change.