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Auditions: Nickel and Dimed

October 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nickel and Dimed Audition Poster

The W Department of Theatre announces Upcoming Auditions for:


By Joan Holden
Based on the book Nickel and Dimed, On (Not) Getting By in America
By Barbara Ehrenreich
Directed by Asst. Professor Kathy Newman

Can a woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live 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 acclaimed author Barbara Ehrenreich, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Ehrenreich’s best-seller about her odyssey is vivid and witty, yet always deeply sobering. Joan Holden’s stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy.*

Nickel and Dimed will be performed Nov. 9 & 10 in Cromwell Theatre

When: Monday, October 9 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Cromwell Theatre
What is required: You will be reading from the script.

Selected scenes (sides) will be provided. A monologue is not necessary.

For more information and to read a copy of the script, please contact Kathy Newman (knewman1@muw.edu, 662-329-7260) or Dept. Chair David Carter (dbcarter@muw.edu , 662-329-7353)

*Source: Dramatists Play Service, Inc



October 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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