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'Nickel and Dimed' opens Saturday

By: Kristi Spurgeon

wwcdrama's performance visits the minimum-wage world

wwcdrama’s fall production “Nickel and Dimed” opens this weekend in Village Hall.

The play is based on a book by Barbara Ehrenreich, an upper middle-class middle-aged women who tries to survive in a minimum-wage world waiting tables, folding clothes at Wal-Mart, and scrubbing floors. The script, adapted by Joan Holden, is full of comedy, tragedy, and just plain hard work.

Opening night for “Nickel and Dimed” is Saturday, Dec. 3. Additional performances are set for Dec. 4, 8, 10, and 11 with shows beginning at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $8, seniors and students $7, Walla Walla College students, faculty, and staff $6, and can be purchased at the door, at drama.wwc.edu, or by calling 527-2158.

The play is directed by WWC artistic director Marilynn Loveless. Lead actors include Dacia Haning, Amy Muthersbaugh, Vanessa Brana, Boris Brajnikoff, John Campbell, Brandon Castilla, Jason Daub, Summer Mathis, Vanessa Arlt, Katie Woolever, Melinda Vixie, Cheve Case, Jeremy Vetter, Jonathan Larsen, Jeremy Reed, Richard Wallace, Marcella Petrucci, Annalisa Ham, and Kent Green.


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