Too Heavy For My Pocket on stage at the Houston Ensemble Theatre

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(Last Updated On: February 6, 2019)

Photo credit: The Ensemble Theatre

The Ensemble Theatre is celebrating its 2018-2019 Elevate the Arts Season with the ongoing regional
premiere of Too Heavy For My Pocket, running through Feb. 24.

Written by Jiréh Breon Holder, the play is set in rural Tennessee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement and spotlights two young couples as they struggle to understand justice, love, and their own responsibilities. One of the main characters, 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.

To purchase tickets, visit the Ensemble Theatre website.

The Ensemble Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the official airline sponsor for the Ensemble Theatre.

Too Heavy For My Pocket on stage at the Ensemble Theatre