HOUSE OF GOLD

 

H O U S E O F G O L D
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90 minutes; 2-3 F, 6-7 M

A funny, frightening and surreal allegory about childhood trauma, House of Gold explores American dreams of "whiteness," patriarchal failures, and the cannibalistic nature of celebrity: all through the eyes of JonBenét Ramsey.

...playwright Gregory Moss makes his epic intentions very clear. Over-the-top yet heartbreakingly real... a creepy and surprisingly profound play.
— F. Kathleen Foley, L.A. Times (Critic’s Pick)
House of Gold is intense, illuminating and powerful.
— Tracey Paleo, L.A. Theatre Review
...there is enough thoughtful commentary here to elevate the proceedings... The 90-minute one-act play is a surreal ride that’s surprisingly effective and even profound at times, finding more in the story than mere titillation.
— Joanne Ostrow, The Denver Post
[House of Gold] is successful in harnessing its brutality to invite introspection. It raises themes about whiteness, sexual fantasy and the quest for immortality. But mostdisturbing is the way it challenges the innocent nobility of what it means to rear children in America.
— Sarah Haas, Boulder Weekly
...an impressionistic exploration of evil, a take on the sheer horror of JonBenét’s murder... House of Gold is absorbing and effective.
— Juliet Wittman, Westword