THE WHITE CHIP

By Sean Daniels
Directed by Sheryl Kaller

April 7 – May 6, 2018

Sean 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. This highly entertaining autobiographical tale from Sean Daniels is a wry and wild theatrical journey to recovery.

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THE WHITE CHIP AT CITY THEATRE

PHOTOS

The White Chip

Photos taken by Kristi Jan Hoover.

PLAYWRIGHT

SEAN DANIELS

PRESS

Review: THE WHITE CHIP, City Theatre

Burgh Vivant | By Lonnie The Theatre Lady
April 21, 2018

“It would be fun to see even more than once.” Lonnie The Theatre Lady is mending a broken hand and medicating with champagne – but it hasn’t stopped her from getting out and seeing some of the finest theatrical performances Pittsburgh has to offer.

The White Chip portrays one man’s struggle with alcoholism

Pittsburgh City Paper | By Harry Kloman
April 18, 2018

“The production is handsomely constructed, making terrific use of myriad sound effects and musical riffs, all impeccably timed.”

The White Chip

Pittsburgh in the Round | By Tiffany Raymond
April 18, 2018

“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, successfully avoiding the schmaltz of a Lifetime movie”

“The White Chip” at City Theatre

Pittsburgh Tatler | By Wendy Arons
April 17, 2018

“That his way did not involve succumbing to a higher power may be the most sobering insight he has to offer, as it points to the ways addiction-recovery programs may fail to serve those who like their solutions evidence-based.”

Wild Trip from an Alcoholic’s Jungle to AA: ‘The White Chip’ at City Theatre

Entertainment Central | By Mike Vargo
April 17, 2018

“Infectious. The story got me hooked.”

Stage review: City Theatre's boozy 'The White Chip' maintains a balance between comedy and dread

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
April 17, 2018

“A 90-minute spin cycle of laughter and pathos.”

"The White Chip" - A Gray Comedy about a Subject That’s No laughing Matter

Pittsburgh Owl Scribe | by Dave Zuchowski
April 16, 2018

“As kinetic and lively a theatrical work as I’ve seen performed in a long time.”

Stage preview: There's no shame in laughter when it comes to 'The White Chip'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
April 5, 2018

“One of the great things about City Theatre is, they have given us the tools to take this true story, based on Sean’s life, and use some Pittsburgh artists and some we are bringing in, and we have been able to turn it into a highly theatrical play,” – Director Sheryl Kaller

CAST

KYLE CAMERON
Sean

DAINA MICHELLE GRIFFITH
#1

DANIEL KRELL
#2

CREATIVE TEAM

Produced in association with Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold & Sally Cade Holmes

SHERYL KALLER
Director

HANK BULLINGTON
Scenic Designer

ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI
Lighting Designer

ROBERT C.T. STEELE
Costume Designer

LEON ROTHENBERG
Sound Designer

JULIE DUBINER
Illustrations

IMPORTANT DATES

FRI, APR 13 | 8:00 PM
Opening Night

SUN, APR 15 | 2:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback

FRI, APR 20| 8:00 PM
Greenroom

SUN, APR 22 | 2:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback

TUES, APR 24| 7:00 PM
ASL Interpretation

SUN, APR 29| 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes; there will be no intermission.

TICKETS

REGULAR ADMISSION

Starting at $38.

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Opening Night 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. Two tickets per ID.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT

A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available two hours before the 1 p.m.performance on Saturday, April 21st. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

SENIORS AGE 62 & OLDER

$24 rush tickets available at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Joel Ambrose, Director of Ticketing & Patron Services, by email or at 412.431.4400 x286.

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