Too Heavy for Your Pocket

A captivating and complicated tale about the intersection of family, responsibility, and progress at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Bowzie Brandon, his wife Evelyn, and their best friends Tony and Sally-Mae see happiness on the horizon when Bowzie gets a scholarship to attend college and improve his family’s life. However, when the opportunity to become a Freedom Rider arises, Bowzie leaves his obligations as a husband and friend behind to join the fight against racism in the Deep South. Too Heavy for Your Pocket is a powerful look at the tenuous balance between security and risk, the bonds of love and friendship, and the personal cost of progress.

Playwright Jiréh Breon Holder was recently named one of “Tomorrow’s Marquee Names, Now in the Making” by The New York Times. Previously seen at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre and in an extended Off Broadway run at Roundabout Theatre, Too Heavy for Your Pocket was the recipient of the 2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award. Hailed “an exceptional work, one that will dive-bomb into your head and your heart” (Talkin’ Broadway) and a story “that examines life on both the margins and at the epicenter of historic change” (Stage Left), this stunning play “brings the early civil rights movement up close and personal” (Deadline).

  • April 24, 2019 - June 29, 2019
    2:30 pm - 11:30 am
  • May 2, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 3, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 4, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 8, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 9, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 11, 2019
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 11, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 15, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 16, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 17, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 18, 2019
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 18, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 22, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 23, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 24, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 25, 2019
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 25, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 29, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 30, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue:

Phone: 773-281-8463 x6
Website:
Address: 615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657