Nickel and Dimed (Mountain View)

Opened Sep 3, 2003
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Nickel and Dimed is an urgent and deeply human study of the underbelly of American prosperity as voiced through the experiences of social essayist and cultural critic Barbara Ehrenreich. How do America's low-wage working women manage to feed their kids, pay bills and make the rent? Ehrenreich asked the question for which millions of Americans know the answer all too well: can someone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? This highly theatrical adaptation of her 2001 bestseller mixes humor, music, and a wealth of colorful characters to create an insightful compassionate odyssey into our country's struggling heart. This production transfers to the Brava Theater Center from October 8-November 9.

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