African American Repertory Theater
 
Get ready for AART's upcoming production!!
"Too Heavy for Your Pocket"
 
 
TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by Jiréh Breon Holder
 
Show Synopsis: 
In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When twenty-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. 
 
Don't miss this regional premiere of this award winning show!
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Tickets: $15 - $30 
 
For Special Group Rates: 
email aartboxoffice@gmail.com or call 972.572.0998
 
Show Dates & Times:
July 20 - August 4, 2018
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Saturdays @ 2:30pm
 
Show Location:  
MVC Performance Hall
Mountain View College Campus
4849 W. Illionis Ave. 
Dallas, TX 75211
*Located on the east campus off Knoxville
 
Critical Reviews
 
“…illuminating and moving… TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET dramatizes questions of class difference within the black community that rarely get broached onstage.”
—NY Times.​​
 
“Holder is putting his finger on something powerful, something that Fight for Freedom narratives…don’t necessarily get at: Protesting is a privilege.”
New York Mag.
 
“Better than any play I’ve seen on the subject, TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET examines the role of class in our nation’s civil rights struggle; it dares to ask, is agitating for justice an activity most easily pursued by the otherwise privileged?”
TheaterMania.com.
 
 
 
All-Star Cast of local DFW favorite actors
 
African American Repertory Theater is excited to announce the cast of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET by Jireh Breon Holder!
 
Starring Christopher Dontrell Piper, Shundra Brown, Brandon D. McKnight, and Raven Lawes.
 
 
 
About the Author
 
JIRÉH BREON HOLDER (Playwright) holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama's playwriting program. His sharp and often political plays frequently include wild visual metaphors and address the magic of everyday life in the South. From 2012-2013, he served as the Kenny Leon Fellow at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre where he worked alongside Susan V. Booth, Lynne Meadow, Pearl Cleage, Alfred Uhry, and Stephen King. He graduated from Morehouse College where he served as the artistic director of Spelman College Playwrights’ Workshop. His plays have received productions or readings at the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, the Alliance Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Old Globe Theatre, Theater Emory and the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance. He is the 2016 Winner of the Kendeda Prize from the Alliance Theater for his play Too Heavy for Your Pocket.