March 23 - April 3, 2022

Acclaimed Stars of Stage and Screen in a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

The Gin Game

By D.L. Coburn

Directed By Jenny Sullivan

Weller Martin, an irascible retired businessman, plays a lonely game of solitaire at the nursing home where he has been a longtime resident. When he finds newcomer Fonsia Dorsey in a private moment of grief on the porch, he engages her in a game of gin rummy. The two strike up a friendship as they share stories about the lives they led in the outside world. But when the prim and proper Fonsia, new to the game, wins every hand, Weller becomes increasingly competitive and frustrated, until their gin games and conversations become a battleground. An unexpected climax puts both the characters at odds with each other, their pasts and themselves. The production stars Emmy and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner Joe Spano and Emmy and Academy Award nominee JoBeth Williams.

Know Before You Go

Masks Required

All guests must wear a properly fitting mask over the nose and mouth in the theatre except when eating or drinking in designated areas.

Vaccinations Required for Ages 5+

Everyone ages 5 and older must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. If it is less than 14 days after the last vaccine dose (excluding boosters), proof of a negative test from a diagnostic lab no earlier than 72 hours will be required.

If You Cannot Be Vaccinated

Children under 5 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may show proof of a negative test. Testing results must be provided by a qualified lab, administered by a heath care professional.

Photo ID Required

Guests ages 18 and older must present a valid government-issued photo ID. Guests under 18 may also show a non-photo government-issued or school ID. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.

Note: Guests who do not comply with these policies will be denied entry or asked to leave the theatre.

Tickets & Information


See it at Rubicon before the national tour begins!Super-subscribers ordering all 6 shows by March 15 are eligible for a FREE ticket!


Rubicon Theatre

1006 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001