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COST OF LIVING

by Martyna Majok, directed by Jo Bonney, Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC / Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA
costumes: Jessica Pabst, lighting: Jeff Croiter, sound: Robert Kaplowitz

cast: Jolly Abraham, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan, Victor Williams

 

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New York Times Critics' Pick

"A turntable delivers each new scene into view, but as it does we always see the wheels on John's or Ani's motorized chair turning, too (The set design is by Wilson Chin.) It's a play spinning profitably in several dimensions at once."– Jesse Green, New York Times

"Wilson Chin's fluid set design takes us from one home to the other without a hitch. It's a good visual match for Jo Bonney's carefully calibrated direction."– Marilyn Stasio, Variety

"Wilson Chin's turntable set is gorgeously capitalized by choreographed entrances and exits timed perfectly to the full duration of each scene change. The seamless movement of the turntable, coupled with the movement of wheelchairs, feel as graceful and soothing as a dream ballet."– Ken Kaissar, The Easy

"The emotional nakedness extends throughout the physical level of Bonney's production as well, complete with a see-through, wall-less turntable set by Wilson Chin that defines the financial status of each character."– David Gordon, TheaterMania

"The production is a jeweled symbiosis of playwright Martyna Majok's unique script, Jo Bonney's spot on direction, Wilson Chin's tone setting design, and four actors so real that you forget you are watching a fictional stage play."– Elise Mareson, Front Row Center

"Jo Bonney has cleverly used the superb set designed by Wilson Chin as though it was another character in the play."– J. Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge

"Brilliantly designed by Wilson Chin."– Charles Giuliano, Berkshire Fine Arts