Civil Rights drama 'Too Heavy for Your Pocket' at George Street Playhouse

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Critically acclaimed drama “Too Heavy for Your Pocket,” winner of the prestigious 2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, opened at George Street Playhouse on April 23 and close the 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 the New York Times following a sold-out run at The Roundabout Theatre Company, Jiréh Breon Holder’s “Too Heavy for Your Pocket” takes audiences back to Nashville in the summer of 1961.

The Freedom Riders are embarking on a 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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