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This show closed on April 19, 2020

About Cost of Living

After thrilling Round House audiences with the premiere of her Helen Hayes Award-winning "Ironbound" in 2015, Martyna Majok returns with another prize in tow—the Pulitzer! Two parallel narratives intersect as a wealthy graduate student with cerebral palsy and his newest caretaker build an uneasy trust, while a truck driver struggles to reconnect with his estranged wife, recently left paralyzed by a car crash. Though each is wounded, the four continue to fight for the tantalizing possibility of human connection, even in the face of physical, mental, and emotional defeat. Both humorous and heartbreaking, "Cost of Living" illustrates the redemptive possibilities of reaching out to others despite the sometimes-devastating costs.

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Audio-described performance: Saturday, 4/11 at 2pm

Open-captioned performance: Saturday, 4/18 at 2pm

Audience talkback sessions with the artists will take take place immediately after all Wednesday and Thursday performances, and after the performance on Sunday, 4/12 at 2pm.

Pre-show discussions with the artists will take place beginning one hour before the following performances:

Wednesday, 4/1 at 7:30pm

Friday, 4/3 at 8pm

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Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains mature themes, adult language, nudity, and some sexual content.

Round House Theatre

4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

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