By Alan Newton.
Cast: 2m., 1w. (number of men, women, gender flexibility, specific doubling and expansion possibilities.) Whiteout takes place in the main room of a cabin in a small town in northern Alabama. The cabin belongs to Mark, the manager of a small grocery store, who is hosting a holiday reunion with two friends: Cathy, a professor of English from Michigan, and Brad, an accountant from another Alabama town. During the reunion, a freak Southern snowstorm occurs, preventing the characters from leaving the cabin. Over the course of roughly 24 hours, the friends play various games and reminisce about their pasts together and apart. Revelations betray keen tensions among them concerning their social, sexual and, most importantly, racial beliefs. These revelations force each of them to reassess his or her identity which ultimately strengthens or destroys their relationships with one another. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 75 minutes.