Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden,
based on NICKEL AND DIMED, ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA by Barbara Ehrenreich
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 20 and 21 at 8:00 pmSundays, Oct 9 and 16 at 3:00 pm. Final show: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 pm.
St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 919-264-7089 firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS on sale now by web, email and phone. General Admission seating.
Please email email@example.com for disability seating, babysitting, audio description reservations. Or call 919-264-7089
Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive on minimum wage making beds all day at a hotel? Maybe. Ehrenreich’s bestseller is vivid and witty and Joan Holden’s stage adaptation is rich in humor. The bright and resilient glimpses into the lives of people being nickel and dimed create a heartrending reality for the stage. "A rare example of theater that tries to open people's eyes to the way life is lived in the real world—and maybe even rouse them to action." —Time Magazine.
“...Nickel and Dimed reminds us that the promise of a good day's pay for a good day's work is, for a large swath of the population, a quaint fantasy. Ehrenreich's research was conducted in the late 90’s, and perhaps the most disturbing thought of all is how far we haven't come since then." Chicago Theatre Review
Nibble and Dined
Join JTP as we partner with Vegan Flava Café and The Loading Dock for two free public gatherings to discuss the importance of fair wages in our own community.
Reservations Required. Donations accepted at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-264-7089
DURHAM: Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm Vegan Flava Café. Voted "Best Vegan Friendly Restaurant in Durham". 4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham.
RALEIGH: Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 PM The Loading Dock. Collaborative Workspace and B Corporation. 1035 E Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh.
Friday, October 7 - 8:00 p.m. Show - Opening Night After Show Complimentary Reception with the Cast.
Sunday, October 9 - 3:00 p.m. Show $14 admission day. Students $10.
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. Show - Audio Described & Free Child Care Visually impaired patrons and driver admitted for free. Free childcare for all patrons. Reservations required by email or phone.
The Repercussions of Unfair Low Wages. Discussions with representatives from the NC Justice Center will take place during the three weekends of shows. Please revisit this web page in late September for dates and times.
Nickel and Dimed Cast
Barbara - Jean Jamison
Gail/Daughter/Rich Lady/Mall Mart customer - Lucia Foster
Pete/Phillip/Kenny's customer, Alzheimer's patient – Vincent Drayton
Hector/Boyfriend/Ted/Mall Mart customer - Sean Wellington
Joan/Social Worker/Server #2, Alzheimer's patient - Me-Me Cowans-Taylor
Melissa/Kenny's customer, Nanny - Babs Watson
Holly/Nita/Cashier/Other Associate - Kaley Morrison
Maddy/Kenny's customer/Server #1/Mall Mart customer - Ra'Chel Fowler
Carlie/Manager/Mall Mart customer/Alzheimer's patient – Aroma Snelling
George/Howard/Editor - Mac McCord
Marge/Kimberly/Kenny's customer/Alzheimer's patient - Elaine Quagliata
Director: Terra Hodge
Stage Manager: Kristen Dewey