Cost of Living (play) Setting

Martyna Majok
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“The Urban East of America”

This is the play's broad-strokes setting, a part of America where there is both prosperity and poverty, community and isolation (both inside that community and outside). These dichotomies manifest, and play out, in the lives and relationships of the play's four characters and in its thematic consideration of various aspects of privilege.

“The Near Present”

This is the play's general setting in time. A line of stage direction in the Prologue gives a little more specificity, referring to the time at which the play is set as "post Bloomberg" - that is, after Michael Bloomberg's term as Mayor of New York came to an end (2013). This means, as noted elsewhere in this analysis, that the action of the play could be set late in the Obama presidential administration, or early in the Trump presidential administration.

St. Mazie’s Bar

The play's Prologue is set...

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