FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2006
'Nickel and Dimed' to be Presented in Black Box Theatre
Imagine a world where people must work two or three jobs -- just to survive. As Barbara Ehrenreich discovered as an undercover journalist and later revealed in her bestselling book "Nickel and Dimed, On (Not) Getting By in America," the nickels and dimes of a minimum wage make a decent lifestyle in America hardly attainable, despite how many tables are waited on and how many beds are made.
"Nickel and Dimed" was written and adapted for the stage by the politically minded playwright Joan Holden. When asked by the Philadelphia Arts Writers, Holden explained that her main reason for adapting "Nickel and Dimed" for the stage was because "she looks to the real-life characters themselves, the 'real anonymous donors. We owe these people.'"
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present "Nickel and Dimed" at the Black Box Theatre at 8 pm on Nov. 15, 7 pm on Nov. 16, 8 pm on Nov. 17, 8 pm on Nov. 18 and 2 pm on Nov. 19. Immediately following the show, there will a 15 to 20 minute discussion of the themes addressed in the play, led by COC faculty members.
For more information and tickets, please visit the performing arts center website at www.canyonsPAC.com.