Jimmy Gamble is Coming To Chicago With Quite A Story To Tell

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This play is heading to Chicago for a theater festival between performances in California.

Arts Alive of Chicago in conjunction with Junkyard Dog Productions is pleased to announce that the play "Jimmy Gamble" will be in the 22nd annual Abbie Fest at Mary-Arrchie Theater's Angel Island. This theater festival, one of Chicago's finest celebrations of theatrical arts, will be held August 20 thru 22 and features over 50 acts in three days of non-stop performances. "Jimmy Gamble" is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 22 at Mary-Arrchie Theater, 735 W. Sheridan, Chicago, Illinois.

This play is an original work written and performed by Gary Bairos. It is a journey through the life of Jimmy Gamble, the self-professed greatest handicapper in the country, as he wrestles with his obsession of playing the ponies. Yet it is more than just the story of Jimmy Gamble, a man on a mission to reach his ultimate goal - fulfilling his grandmother's legacy of Hitting the Big One. Bairos is bringing his work to Chicago for the Abbie Fest between performances in California at the historic La Paloma Theater in Encinitas and the Lounge Theater in Los Angeles. When he performed "Jimmy Gamble" for a packed house at Abbie Fest last summer, Broadway World called it "riveting" and "breathtakingly great" and said, "This is what theater is all about."

A one day pass to the festival is $10. This pass would provide admission to "Jimmy Gamble" and any other acts that same day including the festival's memorable closing ceremonies around midnight. A weekend pass for the entire festival is $25. A limited number of weekend passes are available for purchase on-line.


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