by Barbara Hoffman
Originally published: July 6, 2017
Gregg Mozgala was born with cerebral palsy; Katy Sullivan, without lower legs. Yet there they are, delivering knockout performances in off-Broadway’s “Cost of Living.”
In the play, the actors are in wheelchairs, but they don’t use them in real life. When they emerge for their curtain call — he running out with a sloping gait, she stepping nimbly on prosthetic limbs — theatergoers gasp.
“I overheard people saying something like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t know she didn’t have legs!’” Mozgala says. Adds Sullivan, with a laugh: “Everyone’s used to CGI!”