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The Gin Game
The Gin Game

The Gin Game
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
Thru - Sep 29, 2019

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Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

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Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended

"...Card tables shoved over, vicious slapping — who knew gin rummy could be a contact sport? Between senior citizens, no less? A superb revival of 1976’s “The Gin Game” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum explores the pain seething below the comic surface of D.L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander."
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Philip Brandes



Stage Raw- Not Recommended

"...Wendell (Allen Blumenfeld) and Fonsia (Katherine James) aren't your cuddly cookie-baking grandparents. These card shark retirees play endless games of gin, as well as swear, argue, and (almost) fall in love. The pair inhabit The Gin Game, the 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner by D.L. Coburn now playing at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. The play portrays retirement home residents (an often-forgotten demographic) with the dignity and complexity they deserve, but its slow pace and overwrought card-focused framing device make this production come up short."
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Taylor Kass