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Cost of Living

Cost of Living

by Martyna Majok

Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 2018

John, a wealthy, brilliant, and successful PhD student with cerebral palsy, hires Jess, a recent graduate who has fallen on hard times, as his new carer. Across town, truck driver Eddie attempts to support and re-engage with his estranged wife, Ani, following a terrible accident that has left her quadriplegic.

As four very different lives collide and entwine, roles are unapologetically flipped, reversed and exposed - who is actually caring for whom?

Martyna Majok’s exquisitely original, honest and deftly funny new play Cost of Living explores our need to connect and be loved regardless of the gulfs that disability, race, class, and wealth place between us.

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Cost of Living was first seen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2016, and had its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre, London, in January 2019.

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