The Gin Game

N.p. N.p., 1975. Draft script for the 1977 play. "The Gin Game" premiered on Broadway on October 6, 1977, at the John Golden Theatre, directed by Mike Nichols. The play had a run of 517 performances, closing on December 31, 1978.

Actor Hume Cronyn's copy, with his printed name and address at the bottom right corner of the title page. Noted as copy No. 13 in holograph marker on upper right corner of same. Cronyn starred in the play for its original Broadway run along with his wife, Jessica Tandy. The script is clean, with no annotations.

D.L. Coburn's two-person two-act play of two elderly residents who converse while playing a series of gin rummy games, gradually exposing the others' weaknesses and vulnerabilities, each attempting to further belittle and humiliate the other.

Winner of the 1978 Pulizer Prize for Drama. Winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Jessica Tandy, nominated for four other Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Actor in a Play, and Best Direction of a Play.

Black Studio Duplicating Service titled wrappers, with credits for playwright D. L. Coburn. Title page present, with credits for playwright D. L. Coburn. 72 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-2-34. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold screw brads.

[Book #147968]

Price: $575.00