The Gin Game
Date: May 19, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Time: May 21 @2:00; May 19-20 @ 7:30 pm
Location: The Chilliwack Cultural Centre
9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack BC
Price: Adults: 25.00
Students and Seniors: 20.00

By Donald Coburn, through special arrangement with Samuel French   Presented in the Rotary Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, and at the 2016 Fraser Valley Zone Festival at the Langley Playhouse.

CastCreative TeamProduction TeamPerformance PhotosBehind the ScenesAbout the PlayAwards

Director:  Clint Hames
Producer: Laura Hames
Stage Manager: Dalle Proft
Costume Design: Sue Sroka
Lighting Design: Clint Hames
Set Design: Astrid Beugeling
Sound Design: Denny Larochelle

Lighting Operator:   Debra Archer
Sound Operator:   
Debra Archer
Set Dresser
:   Judy Hill
Props Mistress:   Christine Newsome
Stage Crew:   Bob Audet, Virginia O’Brien
Make-up Designer:   Astrid Beugelng
Set Construction:   Tonny Cormier
Programme Designer:   Sandy Tait
Photography:   Harold Bell
Publicity Co-ordinator:   Rick Mawson
Lobby Display:   Mandy Liable, Tracy Liable

Director Clint Hames says: “The Gin Game is a two-person, two-act play that premiered in September 1976 and won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It features two residents at a nursing home who strike up an acquaintance, as neither seems to have any friends at the home.  They seem to get along very well and after a while Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play Gin Rummy. While playing their Gin games, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing Gin games.  It becomes clear why neither has many friends as the bitterness of their own lives is revealed. Although the play is very dramatic, it features some lovely moments and is sprinkled with tremendously funny interactions.”

After three performances in the Rotary Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, The Gin Game was presented as our entry into the 2016 Theatre B.C. Fraser Valley Zone Theatre Festival at the Langley Playhouse. The play was honoured with the following awards:

Clint Hames (Honourable Mention for Outstanding Direction)

Graham Archer (Best Actor)

Judy Hill and Christine Newsome (Outstanding Set Decoration/Props)

Photos by Harold Bell