Nickel and Dimed 

Written by Joan Holden
Based on Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Directed by Victoria Lewis
November 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 2014
Frederick Loewe Theatre

The University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department presents Joan Holden's comedy Nickel and Dimed, based on Nickel and Dimed: On (Not ) getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, November 14, 15, 21, 22, and 23, 2014 in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. The play tells a funny and eye-opening story about the people who serve us food, ring up our purchases and clean up hotel rooms all while making ends meet in the increasingly brutal world of the minimum wage. First produced in 2001, the issues raised in the play about economic justice and widening income inequality are back on the front burner of public concern and confusion. In the tradition of "undercover" journalism, Barbara Ehrenreich, a well-known journalist and social critic, goes undercover on three jobs: waitressing in "Kenny's" chain restaurant; housecleaning for the "Merry Maids" franchise; and salesclerking at a large retail chain "Mall-Mart."

The production follows social critic Barbara Ehrenreich's second visit to the University of Redlands on November 5, 2014.

Director Victoria Lewis
Assistant Director Willie Michiels
Scenic and Lighting Design Trevor Norton
Costume Design Deborah Bradford
Sound Design Alex Ruiz


The Cast 

Carlie
Nita
Kaila Belgarde
George
Ted
Editor
Alex Bueermann
Gail
Holly
Olivia Canning
Joan
Marge
Winn-Dixie Manager
Samantha Corso
Rich Lady
Ninja
Julia Fischer
Hector
Maddy
Elizabeth Garza
Kimberly
Ninja
Calyn Hart
Mother
Nanny
Ninja
Heather Lapham
Daughter
Grace
Ninja
Madeleine Michaud
Philip
Melissa
Marguerite
Christianne Michel
Pete
Father
Musician
Trevor Mossolle
Key West Doctor
Letty
Ninja
Brittany Norris
Boyfriend
Cashier
Howard
John
Phillip Olson
Barbara  Lillie Reising
Customer
Timid Man
Ninja
Noah Sylvester