Joniece Abbott-Pratt Stars in GSP's Civil Rights Drama "Too Heavy for Your Pocket"

Actress Joneice Abbott-Pratt is thoroughly enjoying her role as "Sally-Mae Carter" in Too Heavy for Your Pocket, the latest production at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.

Jireh Breon Holder's Too Heavy for Your Pocket won the prestigious 2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award and takes audiences to Nashville in the summer of 1961, when the Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South.

In Too Heavy for Your Pocket, 20-year old "Bowzie Brandon", portrayed by Donnell E. Smith, gives up a life-challenging scholarship to join the Freedom Riders movement.  He has to convince his loved ones and himself that shaping the country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own.

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