Spare Change II | March 01, 8:00pm
March 1st and 2nd
Loren Dean Harper’s
SPARE CHANGE Returns
A Dramatic and Soul-stirring Stage Play for the entire family.
This original story sheds light on the epidemic of homelessness in America and how we often take it for granted. After all, aren’t we all just a paycheck away from being homeless?Spare Change follows the life of an old dirty homeless man who begs for spare change and goes by the name of the same.
While we look and sometimes even laugh at his situation there’s something different about him that separates him from the average “bum.” His faith in God despite his circumstances and his determination to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” makes him more than just another bum on the streets. His life becomes an example to the world of what it is to have “gratitude.”
“Do not forget to entertain strangers for by so doing some haveunwittingly entertained angels”
Doris Johnson has had it easy for most of her life living at home with her mother since her recent layoff from Chrysler. Unfortunately her rocky relationship with her husband Biggie has led her down a road she never could have expected.
Meanwhile homelessness takes a toll on the streets of Detroit for Mildred, the bag lady who has no home, no hope and no self esteem. Shunned by everyone who comes in contact with her, she is an eyesore to the community around her and a constant reminder of those less fortunate.
But an old dirty homeless man named Spare Change who pushes a cart full of his life belongings seems to be different from all the rest. In spite of his circumstances he appears to have more to give in the way of hope than anyone could’ve imagined.
His determination to see the light at the end of the tunnel becomes an example to the world of what it means to have hope. The light that shines through him makes us all re-examine ourselves and our own lives. His life becomes a true testament of gratitude.