The White Chip
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The White Chip
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The White Chip NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(74 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
10%
Negative
1%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

About the Show

Arizona Theater Company presents a dry comedy about drying out.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (74)

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194 Reviews | 39 Followers
95
Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you love a wonderfully written and acted play! Relevant and Absorbing!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy great acting or anything to do with addiction/rehab!

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Edgy, Funny, Absorbing

See it if It is a wonderful play of self discovering for an alcoholic who denies that he has a problem. It is not preachy but thought provoking.

Don't see it if If you get depressed over topic of addiction.

302 Reviews | 99 Followers
93
Relevant, Great writing, Clever, Heart-breaking, Funny

See it if you'd enjoy a funny, touching, heart-breaking journey through the highs and rock-bottom lows of alcoholism.

Don't see it if you are triggered by simulated heavy drinking or feel that alcoholism should never be presented with jokes and laughter. Read more

580 Reviews | 88 Followers
92
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you have ever been touched by addiction--and that means all of us.This fast moving, touching, brilliantly acted play is not to be missed

Don't see it if you are looking for mindless comedy.This is very funny, but it makes you think and feel. Helped me understand how hard it is to quit.

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
90
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Like plays that tell stories about issues we go through in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if You have issues with issues oriented play. Like addiction,

91 Reviews | 26 Followers
90
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Go! A bold / daring script with a production that pulls it off.

Don't see it if Can't think of anything. Read more

217 Reviews | 79 Followers
88
Poignant, Could use an edit, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a well-written, superbly acted, poignant, little gem about alcoholism and sobriety

Don't see it if you don't like actors playing multiple characters, you don't like the topic (because there's not much relief from that)

166 Reviews | 22 Followers
87
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you really want to know what problems are faced by people who have drinking problems.This play definitely caught all the symptoms and the

Don't see it if If you want an elaborate set and you don't want to know about an alcoholic personality and what they actually go through. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
October 14th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "Day-Drunk and Careening Toward Rock Bottom: In Sean Daniels’s grim autobiographical comedy, a charming stage director tries, and tries again, to sober up."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 15th, 2019

"Tapper's energy and humor never flag as he guides us through Steven's years of drunken revelry followed by a long, soul-searing hangover. Even his darkest moments of bottoming out are handled with incisive wit -- and are all the more powerful for it."
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New York Stage Review
October 13th, 2019

3/5 Stars "'A Blithe Spirit Spins into Chronic Alcohol Abuse': Three actors make a cautionary saga of excessive drinking go down easily"
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TheaterScene.net
October 21st, 2019

"...directed with an earnest finesse by Sheryl Kaller who sometimes has difficulty keeping her three different performers in character, in terms of whom they represent. If one has difficulty following the many tangents, Kaller has to be held principally responsible for that."
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Theatre is Easy
October 21st, 2019

"A Theasy Best Bet…While recovery narratives may be a familiar terrain, The White Chip stands out due to Daniels' preference for honesty and nuance over preachiness and sentimentality…and Oliver in particular shows great range and a knack for comedy."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
October 14th, 2019

"An inventively presented, inspirational, temperance dramedy…While it has moments both funny and touching, it’s hard not to see it as something that might more appropriately be produced regularly at AA meetings…A nagging question is the degree to which ‘The White Chip’ is autobiographical."
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Off Off Online
October 13th, 2019

"As Daniels's play turns darker…Tapper pulls the audience along with each setback. Steven becomes an engaging and sympathetic guide to his own disease, and that 'The White Chip' ultimately overcomes its familiar subject matter."
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