The Theater: Heart Burns

THE GIN GAME

by D.L. Coburn

This drama is set in an old-age home, but one suspects that none of the pensioners are quite so feeble as the play. As dramatic carpentry, The Gin Game is made of balsa wood, while the performances of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy rival the sturdiest oaks. Their artistry is compelling, and they supply the play with, its only bracing vigor.

Not that they seem remotely vigorous when the curtain rises. Weller (Cronyn) is in a rumpled bathrobe, and his cane is the only leg he can really count on. Fonsia (Tandy) is encased in a mummy...

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