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Powers New Voices Festival
Too Heavy for Your Pocket

Photo Credits
<p>(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Joy Osmanski, Kevin Hafso-Koppman, and Samantha Quan in <em>peerless</em>, 2016 New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.</p>
Powers New Voices Festival Too Heavy for Your Pocket


Too Heavy for Your Pocket

By Jiréh Breon Holder
Directed by Patricia McGregor

Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.

For 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon, the future looks bright in Jiréh Breon Holder’s Too Heavy for Your Pocket. He has a loving wife, good friends, and a full scholarship to Fisk University, Nashville’s most prominent black college. But it’s 1961, and Bowzie gets swept up in the Freedom Riders movement, which promises a better world and a brighter tomorrow. Can Bowzie convince his loved ones—and himself—that the fight to shape his country’s future is worth risking his own? A heartfelt and moving look at what happens when you find yourself at the crossroads of history.

This performance is full, and no more tickets are available.  A line for standby seating will form 30 minutes before each performance of the Powers New Voices Festival.  Based on ticket-holder attendance, those standing in the standby line may be seated.  Seating is based on seat availability and is not guaranteed.  Latecomers with tickets are also not guaranteed admittance.