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Cost Of Living

Roberts Studio Theatre - 527 Tremont Street

“One of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time”–Jared Bowen, GBH
“Heart, soul, and a surgical precision–Cost of Living has a lot going for it”–Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
“Full of exquisitely tender moments tinged with searing sadness, loneliness, and love”–Jacquinn Sinclair, WBUR
“A legitimately great work of theatre!”–Kitty Drexel, New England Theatre Geek
“A powerful, emotionally charged drama that will have you talking about it long after you leave the theater”–Kevin Baldwin, METRMag

Winner! 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!  In this wry and quietly observed play, Polish-born playwright Martyna Majok interweaves the stories of four lonely souls to examine the forces that bring people together and the ways we all need each other.  Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, and his estranged ex-wife, Ani, find themselves unexpectedly reunited after she suffers a devastating accident. And John, a brilliant PhD student with cerebral palsy, hires Jess, a first-generation Princeton graduate who has fallen on desperate times, as his new aide. Together these powerful stories comment on the complexity of caring and being cared for, and “the various tenderness’s of simply being human.” (The Daily Beast)

Written By Martyna Majok
Directed by Alex Lonati

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“One of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time”–Jared Bowen, GBH
“Heart, soul, and a surgical precision–Cost of Living has a lot going for it”–Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
“Full of exquisitely tender moments tinged with searing sadness, loneliness, and love”–Jacquinn Sinclair, WBUR
“A legitimately great work of theatre!”–Kitty Drexel, New England Theatre Geek
“A powerful, emotionally charged drama that will have you talking about it long after you leave the theater”–Kevin Baldwin, METRMag

Winner! 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!  In this wry and quietly observed play, Polish-born playwright Martyna Majok interweaves the stories of four lonely souls to examine the forces that bring people together and the ways we all need each other.  Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, and his estranged ex-wife, Ani, find themselves unexpectedly reunited after she suffers a devastating accident. And John, a brilliant PhD student with cerebral palsy, hires Jess, a first-generation Princeton graduate who has fallen on desperate times, as his new aide. Together these powerful stories comment on the complexity of caring and being cared for, and “the various tenderness’s of simply being human.” (The Daily Beast)

Written By Martyna Majok
Directed by Alex Lonati

Tickets are on sale now. If you would like to subscribe, click HERE for more info.

Duration

1 hour 40 minutes

Notable Dates

Audio Description:

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 8pm

Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 3pm
Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 2pm

Open Captioning:

Friday, March 29, 2024 at 8pmSaturday, March 30, 2024 at 2pm

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Calderwood Pavilion/BCA, 527 Tremont St

The Calderwood Pavilion contains the Wimberly Theatre, the Roberts Studio Theatre, the Carol G. Deane Hall, and the Nicholas Martin Hall. You should navigate to the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA if you are seeing a show in any of those aforementioned spaces.

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