Ticket Purchase Required - Learn more about the play below. Written by Jiréh Breon Holder.
In rural Tennessee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement two young couples struggle to understand justice, love, and their own responsibilities. When Bowzie gets a scholarship to attend Fisk University, he has the opportunity to improve his family’s life. His education goes beyond the classroom, as he becomes a Freedom Rider and joins the fight against racism in the Deep South, leaving his obligations as a husband and friend behind. A beautifully written look at the personal cost and private struggles behind public events, Too Heavy for Your Pocket speaks powerfully about the bonds of friendship and what defines true family.
The proceeds from this event will benefit the Audrey Hoffman Lawson Senior Residences providing affordable housing to seniors; Madge Bush Transitional Living Center for homeless women and their children; Honey Child Program for prenatal care education; Advancing Mental Health Initiative in inner city communities; and The Healthy Citizens Program – Diabetes Prevention.