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Cost of Living at The Fountain Theatre
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Martyna Majoks gripping and surprisingly funny play, premieres at Fountain Theatre
By: Fountain Theatre
In this gripping and unexpectedly joyful play, John is a rich, quick-witted grad student who has cerebral palsy. Ani is an hilariously foul-mouthed quadriplegic. The people who help them, Jess and Eddie, have their own struggles to contend with. Cost of Living is a haunting, rigorously unsentimental play about the forces that bring people together and the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities.
During the awards ceremony at Columbia University, Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy described Cost of Living as "an honest, original work that invites audiences to examine diverse perspectives of privilege and human connection through two pairs of mismatched individuals, a former trucker and his recently paralyzed ex-wife and an arrogant young man with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver."
Cost of Living premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, then transferred off-Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club production at City Center. In addition to the Pulitzer, the play garnered the Edgerton New Play Prize; the Jean Kennedy Smith Prize, John F. Kennedy Center; the Women's Invitational Prize, Ashland New Play Festival; the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Play; and was named one of the "Best Plays of 2017" by The New York Times.
Cost of Livingruns Oct. 20 through Dec. 16, with performanceson Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundaysat 2 p.m.; and Mondaysat 8 p.m. (no matinee performance on Saturday, Oct. 20; dark Monday, Oct. 22). Three preview performances take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17; Thursday, Oct. 18; and Friday, Oct. 19, all at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25–$45; Pay-What-You-
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