340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
What Is the Story of White’s Lies?
The charming but morally bankrupt Joe White loves his bachelor lifestyle and romances a new woman nightly with no intention of ever settling down. His mother however frowns on his womanizing ways. When she tells Joe she has cancer and her only dying wish is to have a grandchild, Joe concocts an elaborate scheme to have the adult daughter of an ex-fling pose as the child he never knew existed. Trouble arises when Joe and his fake daughter end up falling for each other and Joe’s mother’s health begins to stabilize.
What Is White’s Lies Like?
The quick-paced, two-act play takes place in the world of rich, beautiful New Yorkers, switching locations between Joe’s luxurious Manhattan office and his local watering hole run by an eccentric bartender. It’s a throwback to the classic sitcom era of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s (even referencing many popular shows of the time) filled with cleverly timed zingers, chaotic mix-ups and sarcastic supporting characters.
Is White’s Lies Good for Kids?
While many of White’s Lies crude jokes are all in the name of the fun, much of the subject matter is too mature for children. Joe is incredibly sexual and sleeps with women whose names he doesn’t even remember. He also lies frequently, insults his mother and spends as much time at bars drinking as he does in bed. The show’s finale results in a large gross-out gag as well.