“Cost of Living” explores human vulnerability

“People need other people”, for David Zayas that is the greatest message transmitted by the Broadway play “Cost of Living”, in which the renowned Puerto Rican actor plays one of the four main roles in a story that explores vulnerability human.

Best known for his roles as Angel Batista on the Showtime series Dexter and Enrique Morales on the HBO prison drama series Oz, Zayas brings Eddie to life in this play, a man who must take care of his ex-partner after they she suffered a terrible accident and became a quadriplegic.

Born without lower legs and wearing prosthetics her entire life, Katty Sullivan is making history as the first amputee actress to appear on Broadway. In the play, her character has no lower limbs and she is in a wheelchair, so she must turn to Eddie for assistance.

“Being a caregiver is a selfless act that can be painful and beautiful. This drama is revealed with two stories about need, connection and love”, says Zayas.

From left to right, Gregg Mozgala, Kara Young, Katty Sullivan and David Zayas./ Photo: Tricia Baron

The other plot of the play is told by Gregg Mozgala (winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for his performance in this piece), who plays John, a wealthy disabled academic who hires a troubled young caretaker, played by Kara Young. , a Tony Award nominee for her performance in Clyde’s.

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, Martyna Majok’s powerful play opened on Broadway at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater (261 West 47th Street), after a successful season in Stage I of the MTC. Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, this production reunites its acclaimed original stars, Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan.

And recently, due to its good reception, it extended its season until Sunday, November 6.

“My experience with this work is profound. As an actor, he gave me the opportunity to go places that I had never explored so deeply. I have learned a lot about myself and what it takes to truly commit,” Zaya added.

For information and tickets, call 212-399-3050 or visite: www.manhattantheatreclub.com.

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