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Pulitzer Prize Winner 'The Gin Game' At Palm Beach Dramaworks

By: May. 26, 2010
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"The Gin Game"
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play by D.L. Coburn
Opens July 16th at Palm Beach Dramaworks
Limited 5-Week Engagement

West Palm Beach's only resident professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, will present "The Gin Game" - the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by D.L. Coburn - as their summer offering, opening on Friday, July 16th (8PM) for a strictly limited engagement at their intimate downtown theatre (322 Banyan Boulevard). Special priced preview performances are slated for July 14th & 15th (8PM) and the production will play through August 15th.

In Coburn's comic-drama, two curiously interesting residents, Weller and Fonsia play gin rummy on the porch of a home for seniors. During daily rounds of card play, they share intimate details of their lives. Gradually, like the ongoing gin games, they expose each other's weaknesses and the comedy ensues.

Resident director J. Barry Lewis will direct the production featuring Barbara Bradshaw and Peter Haig. The play will feature sets designed by Michael Amico, costumes designed by Brian O'Keefe, lights designed by Ron Burns and sound designed by StEve Shapiro.

"The Gin Game" was D.L. Coburn's first play, garnering him the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1978. The play ran on Broadway for 517 performances, starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. Subsequently, they toured the country, England and Russia, playing to sold-out houses. Coburn's other works include Bluewater Cottage, Noble Adjustment, The Cause, and, most recently, Return to Bluefin.

Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, Florida Theatre Conference, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.

Performance times are Wednesday through Saturdays at 8PM with matinees on Wednesday at 3PM and Saturday & Sundays at 2PM. Individual tickets are $44 for evening performances and $42 for matinees. Group rates for 20 or more, and discounted season subscriptions are also available.

The theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 322 Banyan Boulevard, between Dixie Highway and Olive Avenue, Florida 33401. Parking is offered across the street for a nominal fee, or in the City Garage on the corner of Olive Avenue and Banyan Boulevard for $1.00 per hour with the first hour free. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 10AM to 1:00 pm, or visit their website at



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