The dying of the light

One of the endlessly fascinating aspects of the theatre is how different productions of the same play can have entirely different qualities. Take The Gin Game, D.L. Coburn's 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner, now in revival on Broadway. The play is a dark comedy about an elderly couple playing cards in a rundown old age home. In the original Broadway production, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy gave indelible portraits of loners corroded by their troubled, loveless lives. As a result, the show's origin

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