Too Heavy for Your Pocket Extends Off-Broadway

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The world premiere from Jiréh Breon Holder shines new light on the Freedom Riders of the Civil Rights era.
Too_Heavy_For_Your_Pocket_Roundabout_Production_Photo_2017_0456_Brandon Gill and Hampton Fluker in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET, Photo by Jeremy Daniel 2017_HR.jpg
Brandon Gill and Hampton Fluker Jeremy Daniel

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a one-week extension for its Underground production of Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder.

The new play, a story about a group of young African Americans living during the Civil Rights Movement, shines light on what it meant to join The Freedom Riders—a courageous band of protesters who journeyed into racist and dangerous areas of the South.

Previously scheduled to close November 19, Too Heavy for Your Pocket will now continue through November 26. The extension week will include three special performances reserved for NYC public school students from schools affiliated with Roundabout’s education program.

Too Heavy for Your Pocket opened October 5 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Margot Bordelon directs a cast made up of Eboni Flowers, Hampton Fluker, Brandon Gill, and Nneka Okafor.

The production features set design by Reid Thompson, costumes by Valérie Thérèse Bart, lighting by Jiyoun Chang, and sound by Ian Scot.

All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $25. Now in its 11th year, Roundabout Underground is dedicated to producing new works from emerging playwrights and directors.

Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information.

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