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 You want a family drama about flawed people trying to help one another and not always doing the right thing.
Don't see it if You want comedy, or are uninterested in seeing a play about addiction.
See it if You want a peek into how families deal with drug addiction. Are looking for something profound, love drama, great acting, moving characters
Don't see it if You want nothing to do with the subject of drug addiction, OR it's just too upsetting for you, your life is already dramatic
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
See it if You love powerful, truthful acting of the highest caliber. This is Rattlestick-style realism: you feel like you are present w/characters.
Don't see it if You are triggered by a stark, realistic portrait of addiction. This doesn't sugar coat.
See it if You want to spend a night at the theater seeing a play about a subject that effects many people in the world today.You like powerful acting.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big production.This is presented in a very intimate setting, where you will be very close to the action on stage.
See it if you like stories about real people, struggling with real issues. I felt like I was IN this family's home. I loved them and I felt for them.
Don't see it if you don't like stories about drug abuse ore are offended by cursing. There are real highs and lows and while it is so funny it's not fluffy
See it if you want to experience the entire range of emotions at the theater. I laughed, I cried, sometimes both at the same time.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light, fluffy piece of theater. This absolutely is not that. It's often dark and challenging, but always engrossing.
See it if you appreciate gritty family dramas, great acting/writing/directing, and humor. Spent the entire night rehashing it with friends. Amazing!
Don't see it if you're squeamish about the opioid epidemic, adult language, or adult (sexual) content.
See it if you are a fan of great theater. It's a roller coaster of funny & heartbreaking & profane & heartfelt. The best thing I've seen in a while.
Don't see it if You don't like swear words or portrayals of drug use or sex. (Otherwise, see it.)
See it if you appreciate stellar writing/ensemble work, and dark humor - equally hilarious and tragic. (Just amazing stuff - still thinking about it.
Don't see it if You're averse to curse words, adult content, or great theater.
See it if you want to be moved, you want to laugh, you want to cry. I found myself literally laughing and then crying throughout. So well done!
Don't see it if you are triggered at all by material about drug use. I have seen things by this company before and they do work that is edgy.
See it if you are a fan of theater that will make you laugh out loud, choke back tears, and leave the theater thinking about what you have seen.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of intense plays, swear words, or drug use.
See it if you're from Maine so you can enjoy the realistic warmth of a close-knit family and hilariously crude sayings that remind you of relatives
Don't see it if you are adverse to sexual or dark and emotional content involving drug abuse and death
See it if You want to see a show that will challenge you while you're watching, and stay with you after. I'm still thinking about it!
Don't see it if You're not looking for something super light and diverting. This is an interesting take on the opioid era - but not easy stuff.