Former-carer turned Playwright Martyna Majok won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this play in 2018 and it’s easy to see why. This is a beautifully rendered story about our need to care (or be cared for) no matter the distance that age, race and disability might place between us.
Drawing on her lived experience, Majok introduces us to four seemingly disconnected characters whose lives are at a crossroads. There’s John — a wealthy successful PhD student with cerebral palsy — who hires the secretive Jess to be his new carer. And then there’s Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, desperately trying to reconcile with his ex-wife Ani, who has become a wheelchair user after an accident.
Told with deft humour and enormous heart, the Australian premiere of this highly-lauded work is directed by Priscilla Jackman (The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race) and Dan Daw, also appearing as John, with icon Philip Quast as Eddie, and Kate Hood as Ani.
GETTING TO THE THEATRE
BY BUS The 444 bus route is a new service offered by Translink, that delivers you meters from our front door.
BY CAR There is paid car parking available at both the Bille Brown Theatre and surrounding streets.
"Worth its weight in gold" — The New York Times
"Sensational! The kind of theatre that imprints on the body and lives in your bones" — Variety
By Martyna Majok
Directed by Priscilla Jackman and Dan Daw
COST OF LIVING is at Brisbane's Bille Brown Theatre.
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