TimePieces is TimeLine Theatre's ongoing series of one-night only presentations designed to extend their mission beyond the four subscription series productions they offer each season. The series offers audiences a chance to hear new or rarely produced plays inspired by history that connect with today's social and political issues. Each play reading is FREE (donations are accepted) and includes a brief post-show discussion to give the audience a chance to reflect on the piece and the themes and issues it presents.
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
at Stage 773 | 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
Too Heavy for Your Pocket
By Jiréh Breon Holder
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
In this award-winning work about the personal costs of public crusades, 2016 Yale School of Drama graduate and Tennessee-born Jiréh Breon 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 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.
The cast of Too Heavy for Your Pocket includes Sydney Charles, Kevin Patterson, Camille Robinson, and Denzel Tsopnang.
FREE but registration is strongly recommended. Space is limited. Reserve seats online here or call (773) 281-8483 x6.
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