Alibi V.13 No.41 • Oct 7-13, 2004 

Art Magnified

Nickel and Dimed

Rodey Theatre

Heather Yeo (left) and Sara Escobedo in UNM’s new production of   Nickel and Dimed
Heather Yeo (left) and Sara Escobedo in UNM’s new production of Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich's bestselling 2001 book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Making It in America, chronicled the lives of the working poor in America in a highly effective way. Taking three low-wage jobs for a month each, Ehrenreich tried to make ends meet and soon discovered the task was impossible. Joan Holden has now translated Nickel and Dimed to the stage. A production of Holden's provocative play, directed by the very talented Eugene Douglas, will be staged at UNM's Rodey Theatre beginning this weekend. Oct. 8 to 9 and 21 to 23 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. $12 general, $8 seniors, $6 students. 925-5858 or www.tickets.com.