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Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the New York premiere of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter).

A friendly reminder that Too Heavy For Your Pocket opened officially last night, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, November 19, 2017. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $25.

In Too Heavy For Your Pocket, 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.

Too Heavy for Your Pocket launches the 11th season of Roundabout Underground, with the goal of introducing and cultivating young artists in Roundabout's 62-seat Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Bobbie Clearly was presented as part of last year's Underground Reading Series at Roundabout, and is the second production in the Roundabout Underground's expanded two-play 2017-2018 season. Prior productions include the acclaimed world premieres of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate (2007), Steven Levenson's The Language of Trees (2008), Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days (2009), Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still (2010), David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy (2011), Andrew Hinderaker's Suicide, Incorporated (2011), Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews (2012), Meghan Kennedy's Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (2013), Jeff Augustin's Little Children Dream of God (2015), Lindsey Ferrentino's Ugly Lies the Bone (2015), Jenny Rachel Weiner's Kingdom Come (2016), and Martín Zimmerman's On the Exhale (2017).

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Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Jireh Breon Holder, Hampton Fluker, Nneka Okafor, Eboni Flowers, Brandon Gill, and Margot Bordelon

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Hampton Fluker, Eboni Flowers Nneka Okafor, and Brandon Gill

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Jireh Breon Holder and Margot Bordelon

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Jireh Breon Holder

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Margot Bordelon

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Jireh Breon Holder and Margot Bordelon

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Hampton Fluker

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Eboni Flowers

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Nneka Okafor

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Brandon Gill

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Brandon Gill

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Hampton Fluker

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Nneka Okafor

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Nneka Okafor

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Eboni Flowers

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Eboni Flowers

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Hampton Fluker, Eboni Flowers Nneka Okafor, and Brandon Gill

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Underground Celebrates Opening Night of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Jireh Breon Holder, Hampton Fluker, Nneka Okafor, Eboni Flowers, Brandon Gill, and Margot Bordelon



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