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The White Chip

Archived Show


Produced by:
Arizona Theatre Company, Tom Kirdahy, and Hunter Arnold
October 04 - October 26, 2019
Run Time:
1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Showing in Theater
$35 (Members $26)

Show Info

By Sean Daniels
Directed by Sheryl Kaller

With Genesis Oliver, Finnerty Steeves, and Joe Tapper

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.

Photo Caption: Genesis Oliver, Joe Tapper, and Finnerty Steeves in THE WHITE CHIP
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Joe Tapper in THE WHITE CHIP
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Finnerty Steeves, Genesis Oliver, and Joe Tapper in THE WHITE CHIP
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Joe Tapper, Finnerty Steeves, and Genesis Oliver in THE WHITE CHIP
Photo: Carol Rosegg
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Producing Company

Arizona Theatre Company

The mission of Arizona Theatre Company is to inspire, engage, and entertain – one moment, one production, and one audience at a time.

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"Kaller and her excellent cast achieve a delicate equilibrium between laugh-out-loud comedy and gasp-inducing, self-inflicted tragedy." - The New York Times, Critic's Pick

The White Chip, at 59E59, is the funny drunk of plays: It's a frequently hilarious yarn until you begin to notice the desperation lurking behind the wisecracks...entertaining and unsparing, unsentimentally candid yet filled with hope; a difficult subject is handled with professionalism and craft.” - Lightening and Sound America

"It’s not often that one can see a play about an important subject and fully experience its message while being seriously concerned one moment and laughing out loud the next. The White Chip does exactly that and is all the better for doing so.” - Epoch Times

"a rollicking good time in the theatre...endlessly entertaining, hilarious, and insightful...simply the best show that i’ve seen this season." - Gay USA

“the breezy tone of Daniels’ mostly humorous writing and the trio of brisk, animated performances cultivated by director Sheryl Kaller makes it all go down easily." - NY Stage Review

“It’s odd to say a play about alcoholism is ultimately life-affirming. Daniels finds levity and never gets preachy without shying away from alcoholism’s bleakness.” — Pittsburgh in the Round

“A 90-minute spin cycle of laughter and pathos.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette