Williamston Theatre Presents THE GIN GAME
Mid-Michigan's award-winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston brings its own touch to the 1978 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn. Performances begin Thursday, March 21 and run through Saturday, April 20. Tickets are now on sale.
Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous woman. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy the game of gin, so they being to play. As they play, intimate details reveal themselves, and what follows was called by The New York Times "The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces". Contains adult language.
Appearing together for the first time on the Williamston Theatre stage in The Gin Game are husband and wife, Hugh Maguire (Leaving Iowa) and Ruth Crawford (A Painted Window, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol). Williamston Theatre's Executive Director, John Lepard (The Nerd, The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Story), is the Director for The Gin Game. Paige Conway is the Assistant Director. The production team includes Scenic Design by Gabriella Csapo, Lighting Design by Shannon Schweitzer (Our Lady of Poison, Beau Jest), Costume Design by Holly Iler (To Quiet The Quiet, Out of Orbit), Sound Design by Julia Garlotte (Memoir, Our Lady of Poison) and Props Design by Michelle Raymond (To Quiet The Quiet, A Hunting Shack Christmas). The Stage Manager is Stefanie Din (To Quiet The Quiet, A Hunting Shack Christmas).
Performances for The Gin Game will run from March 21 through April 20 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at eight o'clock and Sunday afternoons at two o'clock. Starting March 30 three o'clock performance will be added to the remaining Saturdays of the run. The first four performances of The Gin Game, March 21 - 24, are Preview performances where audience members will have the opportunity to take part in the process of creating a show by participating in a talkback session with the director following each performance. The Official Opening Night is Friday, March 29 and the Conversation Sunday for The Gin Game is Sunday, April 14.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can for the Preview on Thursday, March 21. Remaining Preview tickets are $19.00. Starting Thursday, March 28 tickets prices are $28.00 for Thursday evenings, $33.00 for Friday and Saturday evenings and $30.00 for Saturday and Sunday matinees. Senior citizens (65 and older) and members of the Military receive a $2 discount on all tickets. Student tickets (with a valid student ID) are $10 for all performances. Flex Passes for the 2018-2019 Season are $176 and provide you with 6 Passes that can be used in any combination for any of the 6 shows in the 2017-2018 Season. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance through the Box Office). Tickets can be purchased Tuesday - Friday from 12-6pm by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469) or by visiting the Box Office and ordered on-line up until 1 1/2 hours prior to the performance by visiting our website www.williamstontheatre.org. Payment is required at the time the reservation is made.
This production is made possible in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the Williamston Sunrise Rotary. The Production Sponsor is MSU Federal Credit Union.
The Williamston Theatre is a not-for-profit, professional live theatre company, dedicated to producing plays that excite, engage and entertain our audiences. The theatre opened its doors in 2006, is the winner of a 2014 National Theatre Company Grant from The American Theatre Wing and has received a number of local awards including the 2008 Robert Busby Award for extraordinary overall contribution to theatre in the Greater Lansing Area.
Williamston Theatre patrons will find ample parking on the street and in several municipal lots throughout the city. The theatre is located in downtown Williamston (exit 117 off of I-96) just south of Grand River Avenue. Additional information about the company and the 2018-2019 Season is available online at www.williamstontheatre.org or by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469).