“DEEPLY MOVING, BRACING and HARROWING, ELICITING GASPS FROM THE AUDIENCE, with superb performances and pitch-perfect direction by Jo Bonney.”- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter



Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, this achingly human and surprisingly funny play from exciting new voice Martyna Majok is about the forces that bring people together, the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities and how deeply we all need each other. Truck driver Eddie is struggling to rebuild a relationship with his estranged wife Ani and Jess is trying to navigate the day-to-day with John, her new boss in a job that she desperately needs. People are hard.

Cost of Living is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival. Lead support for Cost of Living is provided by the Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation. Additional support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Cost of Living runs approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.

Click here for a seating chart. Stage I seats 300. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator. Stage I is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with both assistive listening and hearing-aid compatible devices. For more information on accessibility, please click here.


A limited number of $25 tickets to Cost of Living will be available on TodayTix at 10:00am on the day of each performance on a first come, first served basis.

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3. Unlock Rush tickets by sharing on social media


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(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)



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