Spare Change

 Victoria Caciopoli and Kevin Heckman at Stage Left Theatre  photo by Johnny Knight

Victoria Caciopoli and Kevin Heckman at Stage Left Theatre

photo by Johnny Knight

Cast; 4 women, 1 man

A Chicago urbanite is shaken out of his comfortable existence when he meets a mentally ill young woman of color on the subway who is fleeing an abusive relationship. His attempts to assist her upset his life and marriage as he is forced to ask: how can one person truly help another?


Spare Change can be downloaded on New Play Exchange.

The play reveals the dichotomy between the comfortable idealists who fantasize about ‘making a difference’ and the burnt-out, overwhelmed civil servants…who don’t have the luxury of looking at their work in those terms.
— Rory Leahy

Spare Change was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (2008).

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