Community Theater in Danville Illinois Since 1936

We are excited to present this Red Mask Players Fundraiser show, Proceeds from this show will be used to help further our new lighting and sound that we have been working on updating this past year. Also we will be using funds raised to help with general maintenance of our beloved building.

*** We are now taking reservations for Dessert only performance for $40 a ticket, and Show only for $30 a ticket for the June 29th performance. ***

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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