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
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.
Also More than just about addiction, this is about family and choices.
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.
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"
Also "She's as useless as a white crayon/Anytime is ham time"
See it if you like superb writing, acting, directing, interesting realistic well developed characters & themes of drug abuse & effects on loved ones
Don't see it if you are tired of the theme of drug abuse & a serious, rather than "light," exploration of people coping with such difficulties.
See it if How poverty, low economic opportunity, rough living conditions fuel the American opioid epidemic. Perhaps more real than fiction.
Don't see it if Opioid abuse destroying a family is triggering / too depressing. Gaps of time in plot annoy you. Lacks drama despite life and death scenes.
See it if you're interested in a show about how a drug addict can seriously affect the lives of everyone she comes in contact with
Don't see it if you're not up for an intense drama about drug addiction
See it if You like intimate theater about relevant sad stories,& complicated family dramas , 90 minutes about opioid addiction
Don't see it if You are expecting deep insight and revelations. It’s not a shocking story but it rings true even if it doesn’t quite go over the edge.
See it if Well acted, especially Mary Bacon as the mom. Devastating story portrayed realistically, with some humor to make it palatable.
Don't see it if The accents were uneven and a bit distracting and many scene changes to allow time to pass made it a bit choppy. The story was haunting.
See it if you'd enjoy great acting in an intimate setting sharing a story of family drama dealing with drug addictions and its consequences.
Don't see it if you dislike the theme of drug addictions and the tragedies that follow or the sufferings of a parent dealing with addictions of a child.
See it if After kissing a few frogs this past week, I finally met this prince of a play. The casting is perfect in this incredibly well written play.
Don't see it if Due to the fact the story unfolds over several months, the scenes changes are a bit too short & numerous. The emotional result is worth it.
See it if you'd like to see outstanding acting in a resonant play about the effects of drug addiction on the addict and family that needs to be seen!
Don't see it if no reason not to see it unless you really can not handle a play honestly dealing with drug addiction.
See it if you want to viscerally experience the myriad of tragedies associated with opioid addiction.
Don't see it if you think you understand, intellectually, the problem and its solution.
See it if you want to defy the appraisal from the paper of record. Once again one of their reviewers gets it all wrong. Don't miss this rewarding play
Don't see it if serious & disturbing subjects subtly handled are not part of your theatrical fare
See it if A heart wrenching story that is done beautifully! Filled with laughs and truthful insights - not your everyday family drama. Go see it!
Don't see it if if you want to see a drama about a serious topic. The drama centers around the opioid crisis. It's serious subject but worth it.
See it if You want to see great acting and perfect casting. I am so impressed with this show. Every single actor delivered an impressive performance.
Don't see it if You want a fluffy or cute show Or If small theater in the round does not appeal to you.
See it if you are a fan of quiet, slow burning dramas that reflect the lives of real working class Americans.
Don't see it if you do not like slowly unfolding plays or do not want to be confronted with examinations of these United States.
See it if you appreciate Holy Cow! theater. As in Holy Cow that make me feel like I was a part of the play and makes you think and feel and examine.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of slow burning family draamas with foul language or drugs.
See it if You want to see an intimate portrayal of how the opioid crisis affects a family, courageously acted and directed in a masterful production.
Don't see it if Opioid addiction is a trigger for you.
See it if you are a fan of naturalistic theater where realistic characters are presented with grace and consideration and love. A Must See!
Don't see it if I do not know a reason why you would not see this, unless you are in need of fluffy escapism or do not appreciate slow burning theater.
See it if You want to see sharp, moving, incredibly grounded actors in a play that handles a heavy subject with great humanity, and just enough humor.
Don't see it if Realistic drama surrounding addiction upsets you.
See it if excellent acting, directing, and writing are up your alley. This has all of that and more.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of the trials and tribulations of working class people from Maine. This is not always an easy watch but it is worth it.
See it if you'd like a strg script performed by very strg actors. Audience held its breath during penultimate scene. Engrossing. Well staged on sm set
Don't see it if you object to swearing or depictions of sex. Difficult subj matter, but well handled. Accents wobbly (drop them?) All white cast. 100 mins