Award-winning civil rights drama opens at New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse

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Acclaimed drama "Too Heavy for Your Pocket," 2017 winner of the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, will open April 23 and close George Street Playhouse ’s 2018-19 season as it prepares to move to its permanent new home at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center this fall.

Called “illuminating and moving” by critics following a sold-out run at The Roundabout Theatre Company, Jiréh Breon Holder’s civil rights drama takes audiences back to Nashville in the summer of 1961.

The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones — and himself — that shaping the country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own.

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