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Imagine it is 1961: lunch counter desegregation, Freedom Riders under siege by firehoses, police dogs, bombs and white mobs. Playwright Jireh Breon Holder’s Too Heavy for Your Pocket is a  look at the tenuous balance between security and risk, the bonds of love and friendship, and the personal cost of progress. Holder’s plot centers on…

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Ron OJ Parson is an accomplished actor and director. As an actor, he has performed with Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf, Black Ensemble and ETA Creative Arts theater companies, and he recently directed Let Me Live at the Goodman Theatre. Parson returns to The Goodman to direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by playwright Lynn Nottage. Rolling out spoke…

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