Nothing Gold Can Stay
By Andrew Andrews
This is one of those productions where everything has been done right: from the script itself to the direction, from the casting to the acting, from the lighting to the sound and the costumes to the set.
Coming from a small town myself where I’ve witnessed similar problems, I could really appreciate the desolation of the situation, while at the same time recognizing Jess’s own responsibility for what has happened. This is as much an exposé of the costs and benefits of different approaches to parenting as it is about drug addiction, and the comic relief rides the back of the predicament like a handful of gummy bears scattered across a bed of razors.
Reminding me a lot of Wrong House Productions’ 36 Juniper last year, Partial Comfort’s Nothing Gold Can Stay is similarly worthy of a much longer run on a much larger stage. But don’t wait, because the intimate Gural Theatre gets you closer to the drama at a price that won’t have you stealing from your mother’s wallet or hocking you’re grandmother’s old sewing machine!
Andrew Andrews attended Nothing Gold Can Stay at A.R.T./New York Theatres Gural Theatre in New York on Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 8:00pm to write this review.