The Gimmick

Pegasus Players/Beacon Street Hull House
4520 N Beacon St, Chicago, IL 60640
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Pulitzer Prize nominee and Obie Award-winning playwright Dael Orlandersmith's The Gimmick is a journey through the childhood of Alexis and Jimmy, two outsiders from broken families who forge a friendship after discovering their shared passion for the arts. Theirs is a love more powerful than the ghetto gimmicks that devastate much of the Harlem of their youth. When one falls, the bond that has kept them whole threatens to destroy them both. Alexis' love of literature and writing provides a literal escape from a future of abuse, neglect, drugs, and prostitution.

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