Gin Game

When: Sundays, 3 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20 2015

In Donald Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Gin Game, a game of cards becomes a white-knuckle struggle for redemption. Weller and Fonsia are both residents of a rundown nursing home. The two begin a regular gin game that fills their empty days but also consumes them. Fonsia's an excellent player, and Weller can't beat her. If he could just eke out a victory, his life would have a high point. As they play they discuss their lives, sharing intimate details that don't necessarily bring them closer to each other. St. Louis Actors' Studio presents Gin Game at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (December 4 through 20) at the Gaslight Theatre (358 North Boyle Avenue; 314-458-2978 or Tickets are $30 to $35.

Paul Friswold

Price: $30-$35