THE GIN GAME to Open 4/25 at Little Fish Theatre
Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of THE GIN GAME, by D.L. Coburn. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, the play was originally cast with Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy, who won a Best Actress Tony for her performance.
This production will feature Mary Margaret Lewis as the sweet, unassuming femme fatale and Dennis Hattem as her dapper and worldly-wise opponent. Lewis has appeared to critical and audience acclaim in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, GRACE AND GLORIE and 'NIGHT MOTHER in recent seasons at Little Fish. THE GIN GAME will be Hattem's Little Fish Theatre debut.
"This play lets us see life in terms of the 'luck of the draw,' as these two retirement home residents chat over a series of casual card games," notes director Danielle Ozymandias. "The dialog is a great canvas for these actors, who together explore the frustration, laughter and fear inherent in this stage of life." Ozymandias directed some of the more popular plays in this season's PICK OF THE VINE, the annual offering of short plays presented at Little Fish Theatre.
THE GIN GAME will run Fridays and Saturdays April 25 through May 24 at 8pm, with a Sunday matinee scheduled for 2pm on May 11, after which the creative team will be available for 10 to 15 minutes for post-show discussion with the audience.
Founded in 2002, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro. Producing eleven plays each year for a one-room 65-seat venue, Little Fish delivers the quintessential close-up theatrical experience, where audience and performers share space and sight-lines, making for eruptive laughter, highly-charged action and palpable emotion.