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

80%
(71 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (71)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
75
Relevant, Repetitive, Fast-paced, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you'd like insightful, funny, touching alcoholism story.What saves our hero? Not usual AA religious belief. Intellig script, strg lead actor

Don't see it if you dislike actors playing many roles. Pace sometimes frenetic. Material is a bit repetitive (addiction is). Still, inspiring and moving.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
85
Moving, Insightful, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Talented young man succumbs to alcoholism, and eventually recovers. Entertaining and moving. I cried.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in another addiction story. But the theme is deeper: young man is stricken by disease. Suffering yields to wisdom.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
83
Educational, Predictable, Thought-provoking, Clever, Great ensemble work

See it if good writing, clever staging and great acting in a good cause will hold your attention,

Don't see it if Alcoholism is triggering issue for you.

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
78
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if The make it funny. Looking into a alcoholic upside down world, the lies they not only tell themselves, but other.

Don't see it if If subject matter is not your thing. Read more

501 Reviews | 103 Followers
62
Great acting

See it if You want to see a play about an alcoholic who is desperately trying to fight his addictions

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that involve actors playing multiple roles. Two of the three actors play multiple roles in this Read more

508 Reviews | 56 Followers
77
Well done interesting story of addiction

See it if You appreciate stories about difficult situations.

Don't see it if You like light fare and comedies.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
86
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if 3 exceptional Bwy actors (especially the lead) show tale of guy who drinks excessively thru-out the day & how it affects everyone around him

Don't see it if Folding chairs very uncomfortable w/hard backs. If person next to you moves, you feel a violent jolt in your seat. Highly uncomfortable.

471 Reviews | 74 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.

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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