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Cost of Living – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICE… DARINGSCRUPULOUSLY DIRECTED… [A] drama of inescapable interconnectedness… on par with the Mark Taper Forum and the Geffen Playhouse at their best… Artistic directors of theaters of all sizes would be wise to follow the [lead] of the Fountain’s Stephen Sachs, who [is] building audience communities eager for the challenge of path-breaking plays.” — Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Cultural Weekly
OUTSTANDING… a stunning example of the kind of magic four good actors, able or disabled, can achieve when they’re handed a good director and a remarkable piece of writing.” — Sylvie Drake,
Cultural Weekly

Stage Raw
RECOMMENDEDSTAGE RAW TOP TEN… completely engaging… deeply, hauntingly familiar… The Fountain Theatre has its finger on the pulse of new and exciting American theatre” — Dana Martin, Stage Raw

Ticket Holders LA 
BRILLIANTAN INSTANT CLASSIC… All four actors are superb… [Majok’s] genius for bluecollar drama is continuously underscored by a lyricism and a poetic quality” — Travis Holder, Ticket Holders LA

On Stage and Screen
MOVING AND HEARTBREAKING… these are stories and perspectives not often seen” — Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen

LA Splash
INTENSE AND AUTHENTICSATISFYING AND MEMORABLE… a heartfelt, provocative story which draws the audience in with an unsentimental and yet unexpectedly funny account of connection and communication..” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

Will Call for Theater
MEANINGFUL, PROVOCATIVE AND ENTERTAINING… playwright Majok is a master of capturing emotions… The Fountain Theatre is the only destination for which Westside theater lovers will cross east of La Cienega and for good reason… The Fountain delivers, time after time” — Ingrid Wilmot, Will Call for Theater

People’s World
COURAGEOUS… The acting is among the best I have seen in recent theatre outings…. John Vreeke’s direction is flawless… The Fountain deserves a big, colorful bouquet for this one. Catch it if you can.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Total Theater
FOUR STARSSPLENDID… The actors bring Majok’s play to life in fearless, bold fashion” — Will Manus, Total Theater

Stage Scene LA
WOW!GUT-PUNCHINGLY POWERFUL… makes us rethink preconceived notions of disability, wealth, education, and happily-ever-after… one of the year’s most remarkable, compelling productions large or small.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Santa Monica Daily Press
REMARKABLE… one of the best plays I’ve ever seen”  — Cynthia Citron, Santa Monica Daily Press