Why See Too Heavy for Your Pocket?
Official dates to be announced
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.
What is Too heavy for Your Pocket About?
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
And before you stop reading
Official dates for Too Heavy for Your Pocket have yet to be announced.
Cast and Creative
Written by Jireh Breon Holder
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