The actors on stage. Jess is preparing to shave John, who is seated with a towel wrapped around his upper body. Photo by Nile Scott Studios
The actors on stage. Jess is preparing to shave John, who is seated with a towel wrapped around his upper body. Photo by Nile Scott Studios

SpeakEasy Stage’s ‘Cost of Living’ embraces vulnerability and disability

The Pulitzer-winning play is an intimate production that shines a spotlight on the disabled community.


Running 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission, “Cost of Living” is a beautifully paced show. Moments of tenderness and intimacy punctuate the daily, private experiences of people with disabilities and those who care for them. Between these moments, Majok develops her characters. As she explains in the script notes, “self-pity has little currency. … Humor, however, has much.” Read more…


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