Can the arts truly help those who want to get out of poverty? Find out in the Midwest premiere of Dael Orlandersmith's drama The Gimmick, which follows two friends trying to cope with life in the slums of Harlem in the late 1960s and early '70s.
The Gimmick plays 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 28 at Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson. Tickets are $17-$25; call 773-878-9761 or visit www.pegasusplayers .
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