Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc.
proudly presents a celebration of Black history and the cultural arts with the regional premiere of:
About The Play
Written by Jiréh Breon Holder
In rural Tennessee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement two young couples struggle to understand justice, love,
and their own responsibilities. When 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.
The proceeds from this event will benefit the Audrey Hoffman Lawson Senior Residences providing affordable
housing to seniors; Madge Bush Transitional Living Center for homeless women and their children; Honey Child
Program for prenatal care education; Advancing Mental Health Initiative in inner city communities; and The Healthy
Citizens Program – Diabetes Prevention.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
Matinee Performance: 2 p.m. | Evening Performance: 8 p.m.
The Ensemble Theatre | 3535 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002
Purchase Tickets At The Door
Also Featuring Selected Works Of
Art by Nationally Acclaimed Artist Ted Ellis
Artwork available for purchase with portions of the proceeds benefitting WAICV initiatives.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
WAICV’s provides funding to all ancillary organizations including WATMI (Wheeler Avenue Triangle
Ministries Inc.) and WA5C’s (Wheeler Avenue Central City Comprehensive Community Center). These
programs provide housing for the homeless, prenatal awareness/education/,mental health
awareness/education and supportive housing to seniors within the Third Ward of Houston.