Nothing Gold Can Stay

Susan (Mary Bacon) answers the door to find her drug-addicted son Clay (Micheál Richardson)and his junkie girlfriend Jess (Talene Monahon) begging for help in Partial Comfort Productions’ Nothing Gold Can Stay at ART/NY’s Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre. Original photo by Spencer Moses.
Addiction awaits in the depths of Hell's Kitchen. Should you dare to take the plunge?

By Andrew Andrews

Clay and Jess have graduated high school, and it’s time to leave for freshman year at college. Problem is, Jess didn’t complete her application in time, so she stays behind working a dead-end job in their dead-end town.

Fortunately, Clay’s mother Susan has taken Jess under wing to escape Jess’s own mother’s abusive boyfriend. But Jess’s loneliness, boredom and frustration lead her to an Oxy addiction, causing one problem after another for Clay, Susan and her thick-skinned daughter Tanya, and Jess’s nice-guy brother Jamie.

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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.

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