Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - A grand apartment in New York.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
White Chocolate is about a couple who went to bed extremely wealthy and white, but woke up black. Boston Brahmin Brandon Beale was hoping to be named the new Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art that day. His Jewish wife, Deborah Zucker Beale, is a witty columnist whose rich father gave a wing to the Met to help his son in law's chances over his competition, Ashley Brown, a black lawyer. Brandon's sister Vivian - a verbally extravagant, personally disappointed woman - is visiting amidst the change, but does not notice. Daughter Louise, who arrives from Yale with a Chinese American finacee, doesn't notice either. Subsequently, Brandon follows Beale tradition as best he can under the circumstances. His competition, Ashley Brown arrives, not recognizing the black Brandon. Vivian falls in love with Ashley. The Beales seem to the others to turn back white, but not to each other.
White Chocolate premiered at the Century Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in September 2004 under the direction of David Schweizer.