Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - A grand apartment in New York.
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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 on this very 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. Brandon's Met competition is Ashley Brown, a black lawyer. Brandon's sister Vivian-a verbally extravagant, personally disappointed woman-is visiting. Vivian does not recognize the changed Beales. 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.