Nickel and Dimed

Ever felt like you don’t make enough to be alive? What is your cost of living? Why does it seem like you work harder and get paid less than some people? Wonder what it’s like on the other side of the tracks (the poor side)? Don’t worry, you don’t have to quit your job to find out. Barbara Ehrenreich did that and chronicled her journey into the working class in a book called Nickel and Dimed. I haven’t read the book yet, but I did the next best thing – I watched the play. Stages is running the play through tomorrow and I definitely recommend it. In addition to the play, there is a short documentary film made by Hot Pixel Action that tackles the issues of working wages here in Houston.

3 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on June 10th, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

    hmm, i’ve heard about this woman. i’d say it took her more than guts to do something crazy like this and write a book about it.. where’s the play being held? i couldn’t click on the links…i think maybe because my computer has been acting up..

  2. shawn (unregistered) on June 10th, 2006 @ 8:14 pm

    Stages is off D’Amico, over by the Heights. It’s one block west of Waugh Dr.

  3. Governor (unregistered) on June 11th, 2006 @ 11:21 pm

    Shoot… I’m going to miss it! Maybe they will have another run of the play sometime this year. I think it would be nice to have the play held (in a slightly abbreviated format) during a punk rock show. You’d have a band play their set and then the play.

    Okay.. stoopid idea.

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