THE GIN GAME
Written by Donald L. Coburn
Directed by Elsie Ritchie, Assistant Director: Linda Ragan
Fonsia Dorsey…..Victoria Graham Weller Martin….Bob Koroluck
“A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.” – The New Yorker
The Gin Game , by D. L. Coburn, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. At the opening of this1978 Pulitzer Prize winning play, 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 nursing home and enjoy gin rummy , so they begin to play and reveal intimate details about 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.
AUDITIONS: BUS STOP by William Inge
July 12 and July 13, 6:00 pm at the theatre
Directed by Chris Branscum, Assistant John Walsh
Cast Size: 8, 5 Men, 3 Women
Please bring a prepared monologue, the auditions are open to everyone, however the preferred candidate would meet these requirements:
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana.
May 16 to June 13
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Maria Spencer Drake
Synopsis: Corie and Paul are newlyweds, fresh from their honeymoon. Corie is still enthralled by her recent sexual awakening and the adventure that comes with youth and marriage. She wants their passionate romantic life to continue at full speed. Paul, however, feels it is time to focus on his burgeoning career as an up-and-coming lawyer. When they don’t see eye-to-eye about their apartment, their neighbors, and their sex drive, the new marriage experiences its first patch of rough weather.
Corie Bratter……Erin Sullivan
Paul Bratter…….Nicholas Brown
Mother…………..Kathryn Idema Kirk
Victor Velasco…….Ragan Ragan
Telephone repairman….Deon Polett
Delivery man…….Michael Osa