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White People Drinking

the zoo theatre co. · Ages 21+ · United States of America

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BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer June 12, 2018
A really fun theatre experience- a comedy that goes to "uncomfortable" places, making you feel a lot of disdain, pity, judgment, and other things for the characters, but caring about them enough to be engaged. Well acted and well-cast across the board. Sharp writing and solid comedy. Do people not list gun warnings on shows anymore? Sudden loud gunfire should be listed in the program same as you would list strobe lights, nudity, etc... especially this day and age, but really any day and age. Ok, look, I really enjoyed this show, but you know how when you want to give something a high grade, like it might get an A, but it has one super-glaring issue so you take off at least a grade, maybe two? I read all the reviews to see if anyone h... full review
SAM SHABER certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Wow - not what I was expecting at all, which perfectly achieved its mission! The juxtaposition between the "small" and "big", the "trivial" and the "pivotal", the arguments no one wants to have publicly that we are all having privately, the uncomfortable truths and the hurtful untruths - this play is thought-provoking, challenging, darkly funny, and very expertly performed. See it!!... full review
ROSS BURAN certified reviewer June 02, 2018
Relentless and thought-provoking. It challenges the audience to lean into the conversation topics that we'd never enter into even with our best friends. Thoroughly impressed and enjoyed the experience. Still don't know if I'd bring any of this up at my next dinner party, but quite enjoyed the different voices crossing various lines labeled taboo. ... full review
MATTHEW DOMENICO certified reviewer June 14, 2018
One of the best shows at Fringe this year! I was laughing and intrigued at the same time. This is a type of show you will be thinking about for a while after seeing it and in the best way possible.... full review
SOO CHYUN certified reviewer May 31, 2018
tagged as: witty · thought-provoking
Another brilliant play written by Daniel Sugimoto! White People Drinking got me hooked on its thought-provoking, witty, and delightful story and setting. ... full review
EMILY KILLIAN certified reviewer May 31, 2018
You guys. I had to write this review immediately because I couldn’t run the risk of anyone going another moment without knowing the glory that is White People Drinking. The writing is tight. The performances: on point. Subject matter: see performances. In an anything-but-basic show, we see an ensemble of talented actors share endearing, fearless perspectives of humans making their way in a post-aTrumpalyptic America. There is no judgement, only laughter, thoughtfulness, and equal-opportunity truth-slinging. Do yourself a favor, have a drink (or two), and enjoy this humbly provocative piece of art.... full review
LAURA WILEY certified reviewer June 13, 2018
Witty, thought provoking, and entertaining! This play explores so many social dynamics and ideas, and has great pacing throughout. My favorite thing (aside from the brilliant writing) was the acting of Daniel Sugimoto and Julia Lisa, so so good. The conversation felt natural and everything just worked so well. Highly engaging from start to finish! ... full review
ROBERT BERG certified reviewer June 14, 2018
I was very impressed by the acting. All roles were perfectly inhabited by these 6 fantastic actors.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer May 31, 2018
Great acting, well written, and highly uncomfortable. ... full review
BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 25, 2018
'WPD' was a steady slurry of taboo topics, philosophy, pop culture, social media, and social commentary guised as a classic dinner party. I was amazed at how many different conversations were brought up during the duration of the play. Pair that with the rapid-fire dialogue and direction- making the play whizz by like a flick of a thumb on our instagram feed. Writer Dan Sugimoto is clearly a man who has a talent for analyzing the world around him and being able to articulate those sentiments through his dialogue and characters--who are as diverse as the topics discussed. I also have to mention how well rehearsed this play was. Every actor seemed to hit their timing, lines, and delivery with great success-even in moments of dual, somet... full review