Performances begin September 15 for the world premiere of Jiréh Breon Holder’s Too Heavy For Your Pocket, a new play that takes audiences back to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Set in Nashville in the summer of 1961, the story follows 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon, a young man who gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join The Freedom Riders on their journey into the Deep South.
Directed by Margot Bordelon, the cast is made up of Brandon Gill (Bella) as Bowzie, Eboni Flowers (Dead Dog Park), Hampton Fluker (Shades of Blue), and Nneka Okafor (Troilus and Cressida).
The production, which kicks off Roundabout’s 2017–2018 Underground season, will officially open October 5 in the company’s Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
Now in its 11th year, Roundabout Underground is dedicated to producing new works from emerging playwrights and directors.
The limited engagement is scheduled through November 19. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $25.
Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information. Flip through rehearsal photos below: