“The Gin Game” Opens at TAP Sept. 8

D. L. Coburn’s play The Gin Game opens at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in downtown Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 8 and will run through Oct. 16.

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play directed by TAP’s Co-Artistic Director Robert Boles. The residents, Fonsia Dorsey and Weller Martin, bond over dislike of their seedy nursing home and their enjoyment playing gin rummy with one another. But as Fonsia wins the games again and again, Weller is forced to choose between friendship and competition in this uproariously funny and poignant play. This production feature’s TAP’s Artist-in-Residence Drew Brhel as Weller and Claire Morkin as Fonsia.

The Gin Game marks Morkin’s fifth season with TAP and also a reunion with Brhel, who she previously worked with in Milwaukee at Next Act Theatre.

TAP welcomes the Women’s Fund of Door County to opening night of The Gin Game on Sept. 8 at 7:30 pm. A percentage of the opening night profits will go to the Women’s Fund.

Also, a pay-what-you-can preview performance on Sept. 7.

Show times are 7:30 pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $27 general admission and $10 students. For more information or for tickets, visit the box office at 234 N. Third Avenue, call 920.743.1760 or visit

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