Arizona Theater Company presents a dry comedy about drying out. More…
From the show:
Steven is on top of the world: he’s married, has good friends, and is steps away from his dream job running one of the hottest theaters in the country. He also happens to be an alcoholic spinning out of control.
Follow his life from first sip to first love, critical hit to critical care, all the way to rock bottom, where he carves an unusual path to sobriety. The White Chip is a wry and wild theatrical journey to recovery.
See it if you are interested in the life of an alcoholic; interested in a well-done show with minimal set and actors playing multiple characters
Don't see it if you don't like the subject matter; need more of a story/plot
See it if you are interested in AA story, for whatever reason. It's not very well told though
Don't see it if you are allergic to didactic narrative and cartoonish characters.
See it if you want to see an entertaining and funny play , but which concerns a serious subject, the impact of which is not diminished by the humor.
Don't see it if you feel humor and serious subjects are not the right mixture for your tastes.
See it if A story about an alcoholism . A guy who lost everything he had due to Alcohol and regained all back. Good acting , fast with smart changes
Don't see it if If you are looking to see big play with many actors, or musical
See it if Brilliant interplay between 2 great actors with absorbing script and tragic, unpredictable ending.
Don't see it if You're bored by simple set,, no action, pure dialogue.
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.
See it if A persuasive look into a self-deluding alcoholic as he descends. Monologue w/scenes + 2 actors as needed. Engaging, funny & well-acted.
Don't see it if You are triggered by or not interested in alcoholism or addiction.
See it if you want a rollicking good time in the theatre--that helps you understand addiction in an entertaining and ultimately moving way.
Don't see it if you are one of the few people left who is offended by a few four letter words.
See it if a great performance of someone going lower than you think anyone can go but with humor. great acting
Don't see it if you don't want to see someone unsuccessfully battling his demons and addictions, you want something lighter
See it if U are interested in recovery from addiction. This show presented a new concept in terms of the approach to recovery in regards to spirituali
Don't see it if Are not interested in addiction recovery.
See it if Big drinking lapsed gay Mormon wants to fool himself/others, but secretly yearns for the lights to come on."I've lost 3yrs on my vodka diet"
Don't see it if One-Day-At-a-Timers might not relish waiting for rock bottom or appreciate the specious ninety-day cure to scientific salvation alternative
See it if you have interest in the subject of addiction and want to see it from the perspective of the addict
Don't see it if you are or have been an addict and this play might trigger you; you aren't interested in alternative views on addiction and its treatment
See it if Joe Tapper plays an alcoholic theater professional whose rising career is at the mercy of the bottle. Well written, acted and directed.
Don't see it if A roller-coaster ride of drinking and attempts at sobriety. Two other actors play his parents, girlfriends, co-workers, and counselors.
See it if for Joe Tapper's terrific performance.The other 2 actors play too many roles which are either just OK or poorly performed.
Don't see it if you are offended by laughing at stereotypes or the seriousness of alcoholism.
See it if you want to see a great production of show that shows the pitfalls of addiction while maintain a sense of humor
Don't see it if you want great writing(I think the production falsely "enhances" the writing). An author's invoking ethnic stereotypes is too upsetting.
See it if This play chronicles the life of a man who is an alcoholic from childhood throughout his adult life. A well-written script with great actors
Don't see it if You feel uneasy about the topic of alcoholism, this is not your play.
See it if you'll enjoy an interesting take on one person's struggle w/ alcohol & search for sobriety.There are a lot of funny moments in the play.
Don't see it if you're religious. This skewers LDS (Mormons) & Christians & personally I didn't find the "comic" Jews part of this particularly funny.