Brandon Gill, Eboni Flowers, Hampton Fluker, and Nneka Okafor star in Jiréh Breon Holder's Too Heavy for Your Pocket, directed by Margot Bordelon, at Roundabout Underground.
Brandon Gill, Eboni Flowers, Hampton Fluker, and Nneka Okafor star in Jiréh Breon Holder's Too Heavy for Your Pocket, directed by Margot Bordelon, at Roundabout Underground.
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Roundabout Theatre Company's Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder has been extended through November 26 at the Black Box Theatre at The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The extension week will include three special performances reserved for New York City students from schools affiliated with Roundabout's expansive education program.

Margot Bordelon directs a cast that features Eboni Flowers as Evelyn Brandon, Hampton Fluker as Tony Carter, Brandon Gill as Bowzie Brandon, and Nneka Okafor as Sally-Mae Carter.

In the play, "Tennessee-born Holder takes us 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 his country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own."

Now in its 11th season, Roundabout Underground showcases new plays that will either give a debut production to an emerging writer or director, or allow an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots. Robyn Goodman (artistic consultant to the Roundabout) and Jill Rafson serve as artistic producers, with associate producer Josh Fiedler.

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