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The Ebenezer

The Gin Game

Written by D. L. Coburn, this winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Starring Janet Luby and David Elias. Directed by Rick Wade.

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The Gin Game
The Gin Game

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Ebenezer, 17 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601, USA

About the event

About the Playwright:

D. L. Coburn was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1938. He came to prominence in 1977 with The Gin Game, which was his first play. The Gin Game ran on Broadway for 516 performances and subsequently toured the nation with its original cast of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy to sold-out houses in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and a half dozen other cities.  In 1978 the play garnered four Tony nominations and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

About the Director:

Rick Wade has been directing, writing, and occasionally acting with professional, college, and community theatres in the Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington areas for more than 50 years.  He has directed for Compass Rose Theatre, Bay Theatre, the Annapolis Summer Garden Thetare, Anne Arundel Community College, the Annapolis Opera, and the Colonial Players.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

About the Actors:

JANET LUBY* (Fonsia Dorsey) cofounded Bay Theatre in Annapolis which received three nominations for Helen Hayes Awards, winning one. While at Bay Theatre she appeared in the title role of Sylvia in A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, Doreen in Tartuffe, Becky in Becky’s New Car, Emma in Betrayal, and Annie in The Norman Conquests, among others. In DC she appeared as Murial in Apocalyptic Butterflies (Roundhouse Theatre,) and Off-Broadway in New York City, as Maryanne in Tartuffe. She studied at San Fransico’s famed ACT, and toured Europe in Barefoot in The Park. Janet is the recipient of the 2012 Annie Award for bringing theatre arts to Anne Arundel County.

DAVID ELIAS* (Weller Martin) has appeared as Greg (Sylvia), Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha), Matt Friedman (Talley’s Folly), Ira Stone (Laughter on the 23rd Floor), Allan Felix (Play It Again, Sam), William Blore (10 Little Indians), Schotter (King of the Jews: original production), Inspector Hound (The Real Inspector Hound), Frederik Egerman (A Little Night Music), Jean-Paul Sartre (Shooting Simone), and many other roles. He has worked with Compass Rose and Bay Theaters in Annapolis, and in DC, Maryland, and Virginia with Theater J, Olney Theatre, Signature Theater, Wayside Theatre, Theater at Lime Kiln, Edge of the Universe Theater, Metrostage, The American Century Theater, The Theatre Conspiracy, The Other Opera Company, and has stage managed for many more. He appeared on the classic show Homicide: Life on the Streets as a callous ER doctor, has narrated many books for The Library of Congress, and teaches Voice, Script Analysis, and Acting at The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown.

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


  • Priority Seating

    Enjoy the play up close to the actors! Guaranteed seating in the first two rows. Priority Seating is ADA accessible.

    Tax: +$6.05 MD Amuse+$1.53 service fee
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  • General Admission

    Tax: +$4.40 MD Amuse+$1.11 service fee
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