The Gin Game

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Second Street Players is proud to present D. L. Coburn’s 1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning powerhouse play The Gin Game, a tragicomedy in two acts.
Serving up equal portions of “laugh out loud” hilarity and gut-wrenching angst, The Gin Game centers around a man and a woman who meet on the porch of a run-down nursing home that’s seen better days. Feeling as though they don’t belong, Weller (played by Steven Perry) and Fonsia (played by Gina Shuck) form a bond over their mutual distaste for their current circumstances and their enjoyment of playing Gin together. They find in one another intellectual companionship and perhaps a hint of something more. But something goes awry. Weller becomes increasingly frustrated as Fonsia proceeds to win game after game. It soon becomes evident that this is not simply about a game of cards, but a battle of wills. As their card playing becomes more volatile, Weller and Fonsia spar relentlessly towards a stunning finale. Patrons should be advised that there is some strong language in this show.
Directed by Chris Miller and Assistant Director Marge Ventura, all performances of The Gin Game will be at the Riverfront Theater, 2 South Walnut Street in Milford and are scheduled the weekends of January 27, 28 & 29 and February 3, 4 & 5, 2023. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. Seats are $20 with a $1 discount available to seniors, students and theater members. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit Patrons who need assistance with the ticketing website or with other questions may email or leave a message at (302) 422-0220.
The Gin Game is produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals (
The Gin Game and Second Street Players are supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on Second Street Players values diversity and inclusion in casting, and in all other areas of production.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
    • 2 S Walnut St Milford, Delaware
  • Location: Riverfront Theater
  • 302-422-0220
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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