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This show closed on October 26, 2019

About Nothing Gold Can Stay

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 opioid era.


"an extraordinary story of ordinary people...Nothing Gold Can Stay is definitely at the top of my list of favorite plays...an abundance of talent is on that stage."



"Beckim applies gritty empathy to the men and women in Nothing Gold Can Stay...under Shelley Butler’s vigorous but sensitive direction, [the play] captures these struggles with stirring authenticity...'NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY' reminds us of our shared vulnerability within any community-particularly one whose troubles have been underestimated, leaving men and women of all ages ripe for exploitation."



"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."

Run Time

1hr 35min

Start Date

End Date


Recommended for ages 17 and up.

Provocateur Thomas Bradshaw continues to needle our notions of morality, making us laugh like madmen at things our Internet browsers would flag as porn.
Time Out NY
The simple, superb little heartland heartbreaker.
New York Magazine
A bare-knuckles aesthetic... Bold and admirable.
The New York Times

The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres

502 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

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