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.

Presented by Round House Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
100 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$32 - $68

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Box Office Phone: 240-644-1100

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/01/2020 - 04/19/2020
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 7:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 04/06/2020 - 8:00pm VIP Opening Night

Dark Days

  • 04/07/2020 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Craig Wallace Eddie
Regan Linton Ani
Alina Collins Maldonado Jess
Gregg Mozgala John
Production Personnel
Martyna Majok
Ryan Rilette
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Tony Cisek
Sound Designer
Matthew Nielson
Lighting Designer
Harold Burgess


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
About the Venue:
Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year. It is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, provoke emotions, and demand conversation.

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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