“The Gin Game”

August 9, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Tuesday-Sunday 8PM

August 9 Best Value Preview
August 10 Official Opening Night with Party
August 25 Talk-Back
September 5 Best Value Night
September 12 Pay-What-You-Wish Performance

Adult Tickets $40.00 | Senior Tickets $35.00 | Student & Military $32.00 |
Preview & Best Value Show $32.00| Opening Night $53.00
(all tickets have a $2.50 processing fee per ticket)

The winner of the Pulitzer Prize uses the card game as a metaphor for life. “The Gin Game” takes place on the porch of a retirement home where irascible Weller Martin meets the prim, self-righteous Fonsia Dorsey. Fonsia wins every game and their secrets become weapons used against each other. “The New York Times” called the play “a thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.” It is a funny, intelligent play that will touch your heart even as you laugh at the characters foibles. Age Guide (13 +)

*Please be advised* This production contains Strong Language and the use of Strobe Lights.


Jennifer Harmon (Fonsia) Broadway credits include Other Desert Cities, The Dinner PartyAmy’s ViewThe Little FoxesSchool for ScandalThe Sisters RosensweigRumors, Blithe Spirit; and company member for seven years Apa-Phoenix Repertory. National Tour: The Show Off (with Helen Hayes). Off-Broadway: In Perpetuity Throughout the UniverseHOT L BALTIMOREThe Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon MarigoldsThe Holly and the Ivey and Dr. Knock. Regional credits include Richard III (Chicago Shakespeare Rep), To Kill A Mockingbird8 by TennUndiscovered Country and The Greeks (Hartford Stage), A Delicate Balance (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Summer and Smoke (Hartford Stage/Paper Mill Playhouse), Auntie Mame (Bay Street), Tonight at 8:30 (Williamstown Theatre Festival), King JohnKing Lear (Shakespeare Theatre), The Heiress (Ahmanson Theatre), Later Life (Old Globe), Hamlet (The Guthrie), Danton’s Death (Center Stage), Hedda GablerGhosts (The American Ibsen Theatre), Outside Mullingar (Dorset Stage); and company member for five seasons at Williamstown Theatre. The Alley Theater: Miss Caroline Amory in Black Coffee, Emily Brent in And Then There Were None and Violet Weston in August: Osage County. Ms. Harmon has appeared in many television programs and films including The Good Wife; Eat, Pray, LoveRescue MeThe “M” WordLaw & OrderCosby Mysteries; HomicideNate the GreatSt. Elsewhere, DallasBarnaby JonesThe White Shadow, One Life to LiveHow to Survive a Marriage, Portrait of an American, and Madigan.

Bill Tatum (Weller) has been a New York actor and proud member of Actors’ Equity Association for 45 years. He previously appeared on this stage in Moon Over Buffalo and Mary, Mary. This past winter he appeared in In White America, which was a top ten in Deadline. Elsewhere in the city, Court Marshall At Fort Devins  (New Federal Theatre), The Chosen Wife (Altered Stages), Jeffery Sweet’s Bluff (78th Street Theatre Lab), Who Killed Jonny Hanson (ATA, Jean Dalrymple Award), Angel Wings by Murray Schisgal (Neighborhood Playhouse), The Last Girl Singer by Deborah Grace Winer (Woman’s Project), Stormbound, and Fair Weather Friends (Playwrights Horizons). Bill has worked 18 seasons at the Oldcastle Theatre in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Odd Couple, Night And Her Stars, Sherlock Holmes, Knights Gambit, City Of Conversation, and many more. Also in Vermont, The Subject was Roses and Sylvia (Dorset Theatre).  His TV appearances Include As The World Turns, Law and Order, The Office Party, and On the Water.

Roy Steinberg (Director) is thankful to have been chosen Best Director in New Jersey 2016 for his production of Disgraced by broadwayworld.com. Roy has directed classical and contemporary plays as well as world premieres all over the United States.  He directed Ann Jackson, Kim Hunter, and Alvin Epstein in The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.  As a member of Circle Repertory Company, he developed and directed The Marriage Fool with Lynn Cohen and Farley Granger.  His production of Othello played at the Intar Theatre on Theatre Row in New York and he directed Joan Copeland in a new play called Second Summer for the Colleagues Theatre Company. He was the Artistic Director of Theatre Matrix in New York and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. He has directed touring companies of bilingual productions of Moliere’s The Miser and The Bourgeois Gentleman. As a Guest Artist he has directed college students throughout our nation in plays like American BuffaloOur TownThe Importance of Being Earnest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mr. Steinberg has also produced and directed film and television including Guiding LightOne Life To LiveDays Of Our LivesForensic Files, and Scandalous Art. He has four Emmy nominations for his work. He directed Jo Beth Williams in Life In General on strike.tv, which won five Spirit Awards. At Cape May Stage, Mr. Steinberg has directed SouvenirMoon Over BuffaloBlithe SpiritHow to Make a Rope SwingSay Goodnight GracieSocial SecurityVisiting Mr. GreenProofClassSteel MagnoliasThe UnderstudyI Hate HamletBoeing BoeingHappy DaysFreud’s Last SessionThe Santaland DiariesThe WoolgathererMistakes Were MadeThis Wonderful LifeThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the UniverseDead Man’s Cell PhoneDisgraced, and Buyer and Cellar. This season, Mr. Steinberg directs The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Gin Game, Outside Mullingar, and The Ultimate Christmas Show.  He also functions as the Producing Artistic Director. His proudest production is his daughter, Alexa Catherine.

Amy Hadam (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to Cape May Stage this year! Amy has been stage managing all over the state of New Jersey for the last six years for many theatre companies such as Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre (Summit), Surflight Theatre (Beach Haven), Premiere Stages (Union), The Theater Project (Maplewood), Speranza Theatre Company (Jersey City), and Two River Theater Company (Red Bank). Amy graduated from Kean University in 2011 where she has earned her degree in Theatre Education in addition to receiving a K-12 Teacher Certification. When Amy is not stage managing she has been a dance and theatre teacher for George Street Playhouse, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Kinetic Kids, and for Pequannock Township High School. Amy is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Cara M. Anderson (Assistant Stage Manager) is happy to be back for her second season at Cape May Stage. She is a proud alumna of University California, San Diego (MFA, Stage Management) and of Bethel University (BA, Theatre-Technical Design).  Cape May credits include: Red Hot Patriot; Mary, Mary; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; Dead Man’s Cellphone; Trying; and A Cape May Christmas. Regional theatre credits include: Dr. King’s Dream and According to Coyote (PSM, Mixed Blood Theatre); His Girl Friday (SM Resident, La Jolla Playhouse); The Last Goodbye (SM Intern, The Old Globe); A Cool Drink A Water (SM Intern, Mixed Blood Theatre). UCSD theatre credits include She Stoops to Conquer, Elizabeth I, and Gas House Baby. Cara is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Brian Dudkiewicz (Set Design) is excited to be back at Cape May Stage where he designed the set for Barefoot in the Park last season. Other recent credits include work with the Weston Playhouse, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Theatre Horizon, the Abingdon Theatre, TheatreWorksUSA, Urban Stages, Coal Mine Theatre, the Carousel Players, Theatre on Park, New Light, Post Theatre Company, and Luna Stage. Brian holds an MFA in Set Design from the Yale School of Drama and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from McGill University. www.briandudkiewicz.com

Cheryl Patton Wu (Costume Design) is in her third season as Resident Costume Designer with Cape May Stage.  She began in 2014 with Mistakes Were Made, followed by the 2015 season celebrating women playwrights, the 2016 season celebrating freedom, and now the 2017 season celebrating passion. Cheryl’s originally a Jersey girl and is proud to now call this island home.  Her design career began in the Washington DC metropolitan area as Founding Artist, Costume Director, and Costume Designer for 1st Stage in Tysons Corner, VA, designing twenty productions in the first three seasons.  As a freelance designer in DC, Cheryl has worked at Limelight Theatre, American Century Theatre, Washington Savoyards, The Edge of the Universe Players2, The Catholic University of America, and Dance Exchange.  When not at the theater, Cheryl can be found in West Cape May following her passions, creating art, drumming, gardening, baking cakes, beaching, and enjoying the company of Crockett, Belle, Leigh, and Michael (but not necessarily in that order!).

Jeff Greenberg (Lighting Design) recently returned from the Texas Shakespeare Festival where he designed Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Cyrano deBergerac, and The Marvelous Wondrettes. Other recent credits include Savion Glover’s Dance HoLiDaY SPeCTaCULaR; Grease at the Eldorado in Reno, NV; Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (National Tour); Man of LaMancha starring John Davidson, Titanic the Musical (National Tour); and In the Mood (National Tour). Other credits include the world premiere of Starry Messenger at Theater for the New City; The Sea Gull at Montclair State University; On Your Toes, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, Lady Be Good, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Stand By Your Man, It’s Only a Play, Dial M for Murder, and The Last Night of Ballyhoo at the Surflight Theatre; The Odd Couple, Clue the Musical, and Oklahoma at the Allenberry Playhouse; and the world premiere musical A Girl Called Dusty at the Provincetown Repertory Theatre.  He has been nominated for a Vivian Robinson/Audelco award for outstanding lighting design. He has an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Brandeis University, and a BFA in Technical Theatre from Ithaca College. www.jeffgreenberglightingdesign.com

Mary Kate Smyser (Sound Design) is excited to be joining Cape May Stage for this season as the Sound Designer. A recent graduate of Temple University’s Theater Department, her regional credits include: Hand to God (Philadelphia Theatre Company – Associate Sound Designer), Hetty Feather (Delaware Theatre Company – Associate Sound Designer and Sound Engineer), Hillary and Clinton (Philadelphia Theatre Company – Assistant Sound Designer), The Secret Garden (The Arden Theatre Company – Assistant Sound Designer), A Christmas Carol (Delaware Theatre Company – Sound Engineer). Thank you to Leslie Martel and Cape May Stage for the opportunity to join you this season.


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