What Do Critics Think of Cost of Living?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Cost of Living? Martyna Majok’s play at MTC explores the ways in which abled and disabled bodies meet each other.

The New York premiere of Cost of Living opened June 7 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I. The new drama by Ironbound playwright Martyna Majok examines the ways in which abled and disabled bodies meet each other; it's also a play about love, class, intimacy, and loneliness.

Cost of Living tells the story of four very different people, each trying to get by in different circumstances. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after a tragic accident. John, a Princeton grad student with cerebral palsy, hires overworked Jess as a caregiver.

Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars), Cost of Living arrived Off-Broadway May 16 following a hit run at last year’s Williamstown Theatre Festival, which is co-producing.

The cast is made up of Jolly Abraham (Coram Boy) as Jess, Gregg Mozgala (Cost of Living at WTF) as John, Katy Sullivan (Cost of Living at WTF) as Ani, and Victor Williams (The Affair) as Eddie.

Read reviews for the New York production below:

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they come in. Watch highlights from the production in the video above.

The creative team for Cost of Living includes scenic designer Wilson Chin, costume designer Jessica Pabst, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer Robert Kaplowitz, and movement consultant Thomas Schall.

Tickets for Cost of Living are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212, online by visiting NYCityCenter.org, or by visiting the New York City Center box office, located at at 131 West 55th Street, New York.

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