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 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
See it if Powerful acting. Great space to see works. Love 3 sided viewing Well written. Apt for today's world.
Don't see it if Not for those who need HAPPY.. Audience at our viewing missed the sadness. Public Transportation a problem.
See it if Wonderful actors, very impressive and engaging. I was interested and focused the whole time. Very well written play. Intimate production.
Don't see it if If a tale of drug abuse and addiction is not something you want to see.
See it if interested in a family drama involving opioid addiction & it's devastating effects on family & loved ones. Well written & well cast.
Don't see it if subject matter & a sex scene would be disturbing. There is some much needed humor that doesn't detract from the main thrust of the story.
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.
See it if You want an ultra realistic view of drug abuse and the devastating effects on family. Strong acting makes you feel their pain.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the effects of drug abuse or don’t like small venues
See it if you enjoy ensemble family drama with touches of humor dealing w/ addiction and how it affects not only the addict, but their family as well.
Don't see it if you don't want to see characters that feel true to life...the writing made me feel like these were real people.
See it if you appreciate realistic drama with smattering of humor targeting impact of substance abuse on relationships in a culturally remote society
Don't see it if you are unduly upset by substance and sexual abuse and related death, explicit sexual activity or references, and dysfunctional families
See it if you want to see a spot on portrayal of addicts and enablers. Brutal portrayal of the danger of "helping".
Don't see it if you want to fantasize about your ability to "help" and come away unscathed.
See it if you want to see a very well written & acted play. It's dark, but there's enough humor in it to keep it from being too depressing.
Don't see it if plays about the effect addiction has on family members & loved ones hit too close to home;you'll dislike one raunchy sex scene &/or cursing
See it if For the excellent dialogue and some very good performances.
Don't see it if Although this was compelling material it didn't seem suited to a drama.I could see it as a movie with the depressing nature of the town show
See it if for a well-acted rendition of a sadly common story with an unsurprising trajectory: how addicts take themselves & those they love down
Don't see it if wandering Maine accents or shapeless scenes irk you; predictable behaviors reveal little new about the pathologies of the opioid crisis.
See it if Excellent production that will leave you in tears. Very strong actors and great staging. A believable story of the opioid epidemic.
Don't see it if Opioid topic makes you uncomfortable, then skip the play.
See it if you're interested in strong writing,the opioid epidemic or themes of addiction 7 blue collar lives. The theater company is worth supporting.
Don't see it if you want uplift or easy entertainment. This is naturalism without much revelation or surprise.
See it if Powerful play about family dysfunction and drug addiction. Talented ensemble of great actors.
Don't see it if If you are offended by drug addiction and the occasional curse word. This show is worth seeing.
See it if you like tough plays about difficult subject matters. Enjoy family drama and don't mind some ambiguity in the ending.
Don't see it if you mind difficult moments and intense and uncomfortable dialogue. Mind a play leaving some to the imagination or crumbs you can pick up.
See it if How drug addict destroy self & ppl around; actors turn out to be brilliant after a gradual warmup; feel heavy-hearted exiting theatre
Don't see it if Intimate space with 3-sided audience, 3 rows each side; simple set; 90 min no intermission; not entertaining, but with comical moments;
See it if you are up for an intense slice-of-life drama about the effects of addition on a family.
Don't see it if you are triggered by drug abuse, foul language, and generally abusive behavior by a lot of characters seen and unseen.
See it if Intense story of a family's struggles dealing with addiction. Good acting and storyline as well which made for an interesting experience.
Don't see it if Strong language and difficult subject matter upset you.
See it if you enjoy quiet, authentic & funny naturalism about lower middle class struggles with family, work, addiction, getting by & getting "out"
Don't see it if you hated Sweat, Breaking Bad, Manchester-by-the Sea (film), or New England accents. 1hr30min, no intermission
See it if interested in a great ensemble cast exploring the collateral consequences of addiction
Don't see it if want to see something lighthearted, although there is humor; looking for elaborate, big productions
See it if You are interested in a play that discusses drugs wrecking a working class family in Boston.
Don't see it if You are interested in a play that is a comedy or doesn't depict drug addiction.