The Saluda Historic Depot Theatre Troupe was formed to provide a forum for a variety of theatrical performances reflecting the creative spirit of our community. The goal is to produce plays that will include those from legitimate theater, historic depictions of Saluda's rich history, and literary and poetic readings; all demonstrating local artistry and talent. The Saluda Historic Depot will provide the setting for presentations suitable for its locale and will partner with other venues for settings suitable for each production.

The “Gin Game” at the Orchard Inn

The Saluda Historic Depot Theatre Troupe proudly presents “The Gin Game” at the Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC.  The Pulitzer-prize winning two-person play, written by D.L. Coburn (1978), directed by Bill Jameson, and starring Cappy Hall Rearick and Jack Milhaupt, will be held on three different evenings in August:  They are:

Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm

Wednesday, August 15 at 7pm

Thursday, August 16 at 5pm.  Dinner will follow and is $65

Tickets are $25 each and 50 seats are available for each play. The Thursday evening dinner is $65 and dinner reservations can be made by calling the Orchard Inn at 828-749-5471. Tickets can be purchased at the Saluda Historic Depot, The Orchard Inn, and from those involved in production. Parental guidance advised (language).

The Orchard Inn, located at 100 Orchard Inn Lane in Saluda, will be hosting and offering dinner on Thursday, August 16 after the play.  The views will be exquisite and the food incredible in an intimate setting. 

The play will benefit the Saluda Historic Depot, a non-profit dedicated to making the historic train station into a museum in order to highlight the history of the railroad, Saluda's downtown, its people, and the history of its natural resources.   

If you would like to climb aboard and help preserve the historic Saluda Depot for future generations, you can send donations or pledges to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or email  It is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.  Donations and memberships to the Saluda Historic Depot in 2018 will enable us to receive incentive grant funds from the Polk County Community Foundation.

For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-674-5958 or or Corinne Gerwe at or 828-749-4803.

Tickets Available Online Here:

Tuesday 8/14/18

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Wednesday 8/15/18

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Thursday 8/16/18

Sorry - We are sold out on this performance