Gin Game
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Gin Game
D.L. Coburn's1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Gin Game was originally directed by Mike Nichols. This taped TV version was staged by Terry Hughes and performed before a live London audience in October 1979. The scene is the sun porch of a nursing home. Longtime resident Hume Cronyn has avoided close contact with the other patients thanks to his crotchety nature. Newcomer Jessica Tandy (Cronyn's wife, who won a Tony award for her performance), hospitalized for diabetes, timidly walks onto the sun porch, and before long she and Cronyn are playing a quiet game of gin rummy. During… More