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Nothing Gold Can Stay

From 81 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Great writing

About the show

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

From the show:

Clay and Jess have big dreams: college, refuge from the cold Maine winters, and a permanent escape from the paycheck-to-paycheck, rent-a-center furniture lifestyle of their parents. When Jess finds herself temporarily stuck behind and at odds with her stepfather, she moves in with Clay's mom and begrudgingly takes a job at the local chicken farm. Meanwhile Clay heads off to college, counting down the days to his return, desperate to avoid the destiny of his geography. "Nothing Gold Can Stay" is love story for the era.

Featuring Mary Bacon, Adrienne Bengtsson, Peter Mark Kendall, Talene Monahon and Micheal Richardson.

Scenic Design by Jason Simms | Lighting Design by Karen Spahn | Costume Design by Whitney Locher | Sound Design by Sinan Refik Zafar | Stage Managed by Lindsay Kipnis | Casting by Judy Bowman Casting

Member Reviews (81)


Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Great writing

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.


See it if You enjoy straight dramas

Don't see it if Looking for a play with excitement or twists

Also This play is a slow burner that culminates to an interesting climax ye... Read more Read less

During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

See it if A drama about drug and alcohol addiction in a dysfunctional family living in a poverty stricken community in Maine appeals to you,see it.

Don't see it if Do not see if you have had enough of the same old story.Nothing new here.

During previews
Disappointing, Relevant, Indulgent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if It's what used to be called a "problem" play, about opioid addiction.

Don't see it if Not much of a play though. Things happen, but doesn't click as a play -- it's no "Hatful of Rain." Good acting, from technical skill (the

Also young girl really does the drug addict thing quite well) to emotional ... Read more Read less

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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October 8th, 2019
"The Preciousness of Life in Beckim's 'NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY'"
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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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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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