LSU Theatre presents Nickel and Dimed

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

(Baton Rouge, LA)


By Joan Holden

Based on the book, “Nickel and Dimed, or (Not) Getting by in America”

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Directed by Shana Gold and Amy Herzberg

April 11-22, 2018

Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive

The LSU School of Theatre brings to stage on of the most fascinating and enlightening books of the last twenty years. Barbara Ehrenreich’s bestseller “Nickel and Dimed, or (Not) Getting by in America” becomes the fast paced whirlwind hit play at the Reilly Theatre on the LSU campus April 11-22.

Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly is making beds all day in a hotel and living on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an- hour job won’t pay the rent: she’ll have to do back-to- back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn’t the first surprise for famed author Barbara Ehrenreich, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Joan Holden’s stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy.

"Penetrating clarity and sharp, illuminating humor…succeeds beautifully in creating the wearying reality of dead-end jobs and the people trapped in them."

- San Francisco Chronicle

Fast Facts

Pay-What- You-Can Preview 4/11 at 7:30p

Preview 4/12 at 7:30p (All Seats $12.00)

Opening Night 4/13

4/14, 4/17, 4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21 at 7:30p

4/15, 4/22 at 2:00p, 2018 Reilly Theatre

Ticket Prices (Non-Preview Performances):

Students $14.00

Senior, Faculty, Staff $17.00

Adults $22.00

Tickets available online at www.lsu.edu/cmda/theatre or at the door.

For more information, visit www.lsu.edu/cmda/theatre or call 225-578-3527.

Contributed by LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts