The new play, written by Jireh Breon Holder and directed by Margot Bordelon, will kick off Roundabout Theatre’s Underground season of world-premiere works September 15.
Jireh Breon Holder’s new play Too Heavy For Your Pocket is set to begin performances September 15 ahead of an official opening October 5 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center. The production, directed by Margot Bordelon, features a cast made up of Brandon Gill (Bella), Eboni Flowers (Dead Dog Park), Hampton Fluker (Shades of Blue), and Nneka Okafor (Troilus and Cressida).
The new play, set in Nashville in the summer of 1961 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, tells the story of 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon, who gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join The Freedom Riders on their journey into the Deep South.
Flip through photos of rehearsal below:
Go Inside Rehearsal for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Too Heavy For Your Pocket