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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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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.

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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

Critic Reviews (7)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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