Playbill THE GIN GAME Forrest Theatre Phila. PA 1978.
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Longtime resident Hume Cronyn has avoided the other patients, until newcomer Jessica Tandy engages him in a quiet game of gin rummy. However, Cronyn and Tandy's relationship soon dwindles down to.
Jessica Tandy Studio publicity photo, 1950s. Born Jessie Alice Tandy ( 1909-06-07 ) 7 June 1909 Hackney, London, England.
Jessica Tandy, Actress: Driving Miss Daisy. A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that span of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice Tandy in London in 1909, the daughter of Jessie.
The game involved here is the eponymous gin game, which is the lever that playwright B.L. Coburn and director Cheryl Atkins use to pry open the passions, frustrations and sorrows of the only two characters, Fonsia Dorsey (Georgia Athearn) and Weller Martin (Tim Reardon). They are residents of a retirement home (the entire play transpires on the home's porch, a nicely designed and functional.
This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a game as a metaphor for life. 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 home and enjoy gin rummy so they begin to play.