Upcoming Production

The play

The Gin Game

By D.L. Coburn
Für sein 1977 uraufgeführtes Theaterstück The Gin Game erhielt Coburn 1978 den Pulitzer-Preis in der Kategorie Theater und war darüber hinaus für den Tony Award für das beste Theaterstück nominiert. Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, lernen sich in einem heruntergekommenen Altenheim kennen, in dem sie nun wohnen. Beide scheinen weder Freunde noch Verwandte zu haben und sind daher recht einsam. Weller schlägt Fonsia vor, ihr das Kartenspiel Gin beizubringen. Nun beginnt eine Reihe von gemeinsamen Spielrunden, die Fonsia zu Wellers grossem Erstaunen immer gewinnt. Weller wird mit der Zeit immer frustrierter und Fonsia immer selbstbewusster. Während des Spielens tauschen sie sich über Ihre Familien und die Welt aus und peu à peu wird jedes Gespräch zum Kampf, in dem jeder versucht, die Schwäche des anderen bloß zu legen.

The team

Nate Records

Nate Records is the director of the Amelia Earhart Playhouse for the US Army in Wiesbaden. He has directed musicals such as Elf the Musical, Avenue Q, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and more, as well as plays such as Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, and Doubt, a Parable (with FEST). In partnership with Das Europäische Theater, Nate has directed The Gin Game and Deer.
Nate received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from Baylor University (Waco, Texas) in 2007 where his thesis project was Hamlet. Nate’s bachelor’s in acting is from Northern Michigan University (Marquette, Michigan) in 2004. Nate was an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at East Texas Baptist University (Marshall, Texas) from 2007-2009. Upon returning to Germany in 2009, Nate ran KMC Onstage, the Army’s community theatre in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Amongst the shows he directed there were Mary Poppins, Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, Lost in Yonkers, and Noises Off.
When he is at home, Nate enjoys time with his wife Maren, his three kids (Eowyn, Asher, and Ivy), their dog Dakota, screen writing, and grilling. Nate was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but grew up in Olney, Illinois.
Nate was the director of the first English production of Das Europäische Theater, „The Gin Game“ by D.L. Coburn

Bobbie Lording

Bobbie Lording Bobbie was involved in classical and modern theatre productions in the UK before moving to Germany. Over the years, she has appeared on stages in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and Darmstadt in numerous roles, including: Mrs Kendall in “The Elephant Man”, Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest, ” Mrs Ravenscroft in “Ravenscroft”, La Marquise de Merteuil in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”, Dr Livingstone in “Agnes of God”, Abby Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Mrs Popovic in “The Boor”, Olive Madison in “The Odd Couple” (Female Version). Carol in "The Last Romance". She is a long-standing member of FEST (the Frankfurt English Speaking Theater) and is part of the Kryptonite Radio Theater ensemble in Wiesbaden. She can also be seen on the stage at the Amelia Earhart Playhouse. Bobbie was the female lead character Fonsia in the first English production of Das Europäische Theater, „The Gin Game“ by D.L. Coburn

Philippe Jacq

Philippe Jacq from France, has been living on and off in Germany for the past 30 years. He has played in many theatre productions in German, English and French all over Europe. He played Bruce in "Beyond Therapy", Paul in "Loose Ends", Garcin in "No Exit"... Over the years, he has appeared on screen in a number of TV and film productions in Germany such as "Tatort", "Tag der Wahrheit" and many others. He portrayed the mayor of Nizza in the Emmy Award winning TV series "Die Manns". in 2020 he was in The HBO HULU Production "The Head". In 2021 he played Helmut Käser in the series "El Pre$idente - The Game of Corruption" directed by Oscar winning director Armando Bo.