The Gin Game

Play - Original

John Golden Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 27, 1977
  • Opening Date: October 6, 1977
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1978
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 517

Playwright: D.L. Coburn

Synopsis

An elderly man and woman play repeated games of gin in their retirement home, slowly coming to grips with what is left of their lives in their old age, in Donald L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

 

Opening Night Cast

Hume Cronyn Weller Martin
Jessica Tandy in The Gin Game Jessica Tandy Fonsia Dorsey
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Opening Night Production Credits

  D.L. Coburn Writer
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
  Bill Walker Costume Design
  Ronald Wallace Lighting Design
  Erskine-Shapiro Theatre Technology, Inc. Sound Consultant
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actor in a Play Hume Cronyn Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actress in a Play Jessica Tandy Winner
1978 Outstanding Director of a Play Mike Nichols Nominee
1978 Outstanding Lighting Design Ronald Wallace Nominee
1978 Outstanding New Play   Nominee
1978 Outstanding Set Design David Mitchell Nominee

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama D.L. Coburn Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Actor in a Play Hume Cronyn Nominee
1978 Actress in a Play Jessica Tandy Winner
1978 Direction of a Play Mike Nichols Nominee
1978 Play   Nominee
 
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