Auburn University Theatre to present ‘Nickel and Dimed’

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts will open its 2012-2013 season with “Nickel and Dimed” by Joan Holden, based on the book of the same name by Barbara Ehrenreich. The show is directed by Professor Christopher Qualls and will take place on the mainstage of the Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

“Nickel and Dimed” runs Sept. 20-21 and 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for Auburn University faculty and staff, seniors and non-Auburn University students. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (334) 844-4154.

For three months, Ehrenreich made a deliberate decision to live solely on the income afforded by a series of menial and low-paying jobs. Holden’s stage adaptation of Ehrenreich’s 2001 memoir is a funny, gripping and eye-opening story about people who serve us food, ring up purchases, clean up hotel rooms, all while making ends meet in the increasingly brutal world of the minimum wage.

“Nickel and Dimed” features set design by Robin Jaffe, lighting design by Fereshteh Rostampour, costume design by Tracy Oleinick and sound design by Kelly Walker. Cast members are Danielle Adams, Chelsea Allen, Tinizia Bentley, Daley Browning, Winn Carroll, Anna Caudle, Lucas Green, Ashton Ron-Gabriel, Garrett Keller, Meghan McCarthy, Savannah Renfrow and Kaye Stucky.

(Contributed by Kelly Walker.)

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