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Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 West 46Th Street, New York, NY 10036
1 Jan - 1 Feb 2018
Strictly Limited Run
A Freedom Rider in 1961 is at the center of this thought-provoking new playBuy Tickets
Part of Roundabout's latest Underground season, Too Heavy for Your Pocket is a timely look back at the racially divided lines of the 1960s, and the demonstrators who were brave enough to cross them. Written by Jireh Breon Holder, this play was the recipient of this Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, an annual prize given to an unproduced American play that is socially relevant to our times.
Beginning in Nashville in 1961, the story introduces us to a group of freedom riders, about to make the dangerous journey into the Deep South. Highlighting the non-enforcement of de-segregationist laws on interstate busses, Freedom Riders put their lives in the line with every journey they took, with their busses often coming under attack from angry mobs. Among the group is Bowzie Brandon, who chooses to join the Riders rather than pursue a college scholarship, and must justify the decision to both his family, and in time, himself.
Opening night: 1 January 2018
Booking through until: 1 February 2018
Official dates for Too Heavy for Your Pocket have yet to be announced.
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