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First Rehearsal: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

Take a look into the first rehearsal of Jiréh Breon Holder's captivating tale about the intersection of family, responsibility, and progress at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET. Directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson, TOO HEAVY features Ayanna Bria Bakari, Jalen Gilbert, Jennifer Latimore*, and Cage Sebastian Pierre.

Coming Soon: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

Jiréh Breon Holder's captivating and moving new play about family, responsibility, and the personal cost of progress at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, begins performances April 24 and runs until June 29.

Spotlight: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

Hear from Director Ron OJ Parson about his personal connection to the play and the deeper costs of progress.

Critics Love TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

See why critics are calling Jiréh Breon Holder's captivating and soul-stirring tale about family, faith, and the personal costs of progress "the #1 play of the year."

Discussions & Events

  • MyLine Preview Pizza Party: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
    Thursday, April 25 at 6:45 pm

    Pizza, drinks and a special pre-show discussion before TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET.

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  • Opening Night Celebration: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
    May 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

    Opening Night for this Chicago premiere, the final production of our 2018-19 Season.

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  • TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, May 19

    Join us for an informal chat with TimeLine’s Company Members after today’s performance.

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  • TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET: Post-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for informal post-show discussions with members of the production team and cast.

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  • Open Captioned Performance of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
    Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 pm

    Featuring a text display of words and sounds heard during the performance.

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  • TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET: Sunday Scholars Series
    Sunday, June 2

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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  • TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET: PRE-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for an informal sneak peek into this production with members of the production team.

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Backstory

Learn more about the history and themes of Too Heavy for Your Pocket with Backstory.

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