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Great Local Shows - Theatrical Reviews

Title The Gin Game
Organization Sutter Street Theatre
Date(s) of show June 21 - July 15, 2012
Reviewer Dick Frantzreb
Review Surely this offering by Sutter Street Theatre qualifies as a "great local show." It's serious drama, but still loaded with humor. The concept is simple: two residents of a "home for the aged" interact over games of Gin Rummy. But she always wins, and he can't handle it. With two award-winning actors, Hazel Johnson and Stephen Kauffman, and experienced director, Janelle Kauffman, behind this production, the quality of acting is high as tension builds. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is substantial theater fare, with significant character development and food for thought in its insights into personal relations.

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