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.


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.

3826 Wheeler Avenue, Houston, TX 77004  |  713-579-2729

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