Nothing Gold Can Stay
Closed 1h 35m
Nothing Gold Can Stay
85

Nothing Gold Can Stay NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(81 Reviews)
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95%
Mixed
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Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Great writing

About the Show

Partial Comfort's world premiere drama offers a love story for the opioid era.

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Member Reviews (81)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
80
Realistic, Sad, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if expertly crafted story with realistic characters, reactions & consequences. Sad, intense & inexorable. Powerful.

Don't see it if Issues of drug addiction are not for you. Read more

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
80
Intense, Realistic, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in stories about addiction & it's affect on families. Great performances, realistic story, emotional.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for something light.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
84
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you would like a realistic look at the family tension brought about by the opioid crisis, here well-acted on a good set in an intimate space

Don't see it if you are troubled by the topic. I found the many scenes a bit choppy and I had difficulty with some of the dialogue, when actors faced away.

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
85
Funny, Heartbreaking, Great acting, Resonant, Intense

See it if Struggling working class people are devastated by addiction. Convincing realistic characters, excellent acting, & humor amidst tragedy.

Don't see it if Frequent scene transitions can be hard to follow. One of the main characters changes too abruptly to be believed.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
84
Intense, Resonant, Tragic, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if traditional realistic drama appeals this is an excellent example. The actors are marvelous and the plot structure works well.

Don't see it if 3/4 round stages bother you. Scenes are mostly played to the center section; side seats mean not seeing faces during significant moments.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
80
Authentic, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if ur interested in a realistic (playful at times, often distressing) tale of a working class family torn apart by small-town ennui & opioids.

Don't see it if ur not interested in the topic of drug addiction; u seek deep insight or fresh answers [This is more a dramatization than a cautionary tale]

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
87
Intelligent, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if The ways of an oxy junkie perilously impact her boyfriend's family."I'm sorry for living in your home and betraying your trust."Great Acting

Don't see it if The uniformly terrific acting compensates for the wobbly working-class accents throughout. "Swallow what's left of your bad blood & see Mom" Read more

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
60
Slow, Great acting

See it if Great cast. Well acted drama especially next-to-last scene with the knife (raw emotions).

Don't see it if Runs almost 2 hours (including 12 min late start) and needs major editing. Way too long.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
October 9th, 2019

"Stuck in Maine in ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’: Friends and family about to be left behind when a young man goes to college reckon with a world of narrow choices in Chad Beckim’s play."
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BroadwayWorld
October 8th, 2019

"The Preciousness of Life in Beckim's 'NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY'"
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Lighting & Sound America
October 15th, 2019

"Many scenes are brutally, thrillingly honest -- especially when it comes time to make an inventory of the human wreckage onstage -- marking Beckim as a new writer to watch."
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New York Stage Review
October 8th, 2019

4/5 Stars "'Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent': The opioid epidemic upends two families in a stirring new play by Chad Beckim"
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TheaterScene.net
October 9th, 2019

"A heartbreaking 95-minute family drama depicting the ravages of rampant opioid addiction in the present day United States. The topical scenario is enforced by the skillful writing, searing performances and crisp production. Painful plot twists inject surprise to the familiar material."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 10th, 2019

"A master class in finding the humor and light in the brutality of a family shattered by drug addiction."
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