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Jiréh Breon Holder’s Civil Rights era play follows a young man on a life-changing ride with the Freedom Riders.
Too_Heavy_For_Your_Pocket_Roundabout_Production_Photo_2017_0754_Eboni Flowers and Nneka Okafor in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET, Photo by Jeremy Daniel 2017_HR.jpg
Eboni Flowers and Nneka Okafor Jeremy Daniel

Jiréh Breon Holder’s Too Heavy For Your Pocket, which takes audiences back to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, officially opened October 5 as part of Roundabout Theater Company’s Underground season. Previews began September 15 in the company’s Black Box Theatre.

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).

Read reviews below:

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

New York Times (Jesse Green)

Vulture (Sarah Holdren)

The limited engagement is scheduled through November 19 in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

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

(Updated October 6, 2017)


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