White Chocolate

by  William Hamilton

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

White Chocolate is about a couple who went to bed extremely wealthy and white, but woke up black. 

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White Chocolate

by  William Hamilton

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A grand apartment in New York.

Casting

3m, 3f
BRANDON BEALE - a wealthy WASP poised to become the new Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
DEBOARH ZUCKER BEALE - Bradnon's Jewish wife, a columnist
VIVIAN BEALE SOMERSET - Bradnon's sister
LOUISE BEALE - Brandon and Deborah's daughter, a senior at Yale
WINSTON LEE - Chinese American, Louise's fiancee
ASHLEY BROWN - a black lawyer, Brandon's competition for the Met job
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Cast Attributes

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  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

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Authors

William Hamilton

William Hamilton

White Chocolate premiered at the Century Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in September 2004 under the direction of David Schweizer.

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