The Cal Poly Pomona theatre department presents “Nickel and Dimed,” based on Barbara Ehrenreich’s book, which depicts her social experiment to live on $7 per hour and experience the harsh realities of a low-wage earner.
The play will run Feb. 11-13 at 8 p.m. as a part of the department’s Studio Theatre series.
Ehrenreich is jolted from her middle-class assumptions as she meets four other characters who struggle to pay rent, confront aging without financial security, work multiple jobs and experience the frustration of not getting ahead.
Charles Kealey, the play’s student director, calls it “a modern story that tells how 30% of Americans get by on minimum wage.”
Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and Cal poly employees. They can be purchased at www.class.cpp.edu/th/shows/ or at the theatre box office.
All performances will be at the University Studio Theatre, Building 25, room 110, at 3801 W. Temple Ave. For more information, contact the theatre box office at (909) 869-3800 or the theatre department at (909) 869-3900.