location | 1454 Danforth Avenue, Toronto


Preview Sunday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:30pm
Opening Night Wednesday, April 8 2020 at 7:30pm
Closing Day Sunday, April 26 at 2pm

Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm (Mondays Dark)
Matinees are Sunday at 2pm 
There is a 10 minute intermission for this show. No latecomers. 
Previews $25 (plus HST)
Regular price $47.50 - $55.50 (plus HST) 
Rush tickets $25 (cash only, at the door, 45 minutes before performance starts, subject to availability. No phone reservations).

Directed by Ted Dykstra
Written by Martyna Majok

Starring Jessica Grossi, Eileen Grubba, Tony Nappo and Sean Towgood

Coal Mine Theatre engages under the terms of the INDIE 2.2, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

COST OF LIVING, is a deeply poetic, and also witty production about the drive that brings people together and the harsh realities of living with physical disabilities. It forces society to deconstruct the meaning of abled and disabled, whole and un-whole. And, in shattering the stereotypes around disability, it explores how bodies, abled and disabled, really just need each other.

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, as well as three Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Play, COST OF LIVING is written by Martyna Majok, directed by the Co-Chief Engineer of COAL MINE THEATRE, Ted Dykstra, and stars well-known Toronto actor Tony Nappo, Butcher (Theatre Centre); with Jessica Grossi, A Thousand Splendid Suns (The Grand Theatre); Eileen Grubba; and Sean Towgood, Wounded Soldiers (4th Line Theatre). The play received four Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations, as well as both a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award nomination. COST OF LIVING made its world premiere during a June 29 – July 10, 2016 run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. It then moved to New York City Center for a production by Manhattan Theatre Club and officially opened on June 7, 2017.