Student Matinees

943837_1107604659291284_7676403047254581925_nStudent Matinees at Third Avenue Playhouse

TAP is excited to offer student matinees to Door County area schools and beyond. A recent scientific study conducted by the University of Arkansas found students receive significant benefits in the form of knowledge, future cultural consumption, tolerance, historical empathy, and critical thinking. To read the fascinating study click Learning From Live Theater.

See below for our performances, dates and times. Contact Amy Ensign to schedule:  (920) 743-1760


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September 8th – October 16th
By D.L. Coburn
Directed by Robert Boles

Student Matinee Schedule:

September 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 12:00
October 6, 7, 13, 14 at 12:00

Or call Amy to schedule a special date and time 920 743 1760

Show length and Suitability:
Two hour show with talk back
Suitable for High School
Curriculum connection:
Language Arts, Relationships, Socio-economic Factors in an Aging Society, Theater
Classroom support:
Pre-show classroom visit, study guide, post-show classroom visit


Student $8
One Complementary Chaperon Ticket for every 15 students

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.  The residents, Fonsia Dorsey and Weller Martin bond over dislike of their seedy nursing home and their enjoyment playing gin rummy with one another.  But as Fonsia wins the games again and again, Weller is forced to choose between friendship and competition in this uproariously funny and poignant play.

“A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.” – The New Yorker

Originally starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in its initial Broadway run, THE GIN GAME has had two major Broadway revivals starring Julie Harris, Charles Durning, and most recently James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson.

Our production features this year’s Artist-In-Residence, Drew Brhel (Talley’s Folly, Educating Rita) and Claire Morkin (Souvenir, The Glass Menagerie).

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 *ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: please call Amy at 920 743 1760

Help make it possible to expose more of our communities youth to the benefits of live theater! Call Amy, 920 743 1760. Your donations are greatly appreciated.