'Milk Like Sugar'
A play by Kirsten Greenidge, Directed by Shawna Mefferd Carroll, Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.
2012 Obie for Playwriting, 2011 TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and 2011 San Diego Critics Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play. MLS was first commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse and Theatre Masters; then produced at Playwrights Horizons as a coproduction with the Women’s Theater Project
Thursday, buy one get one free at the door only. Ticket prices $3, $9, $11.
It is Annie Desmond's sixteenth birthday and her friends have decided to help her celebrate in style, complete with a brand new tattoo. Before her special night is over, however, Annie and her friends enter into a life altering pact. When Annie tries to make good on her promise to her friends, she is forced to take a good look at the world that surrounds her. She befriends Malik, who promises a bright future, and Keera, whose evangelical leanings inspire Annie in a way her young parents have not been able to do. In the end Annie's choices propel her onto an irreversible path in this story that combines wit, poetry, and hope.
"A distinctive view of a matter of vital currency, crisply delineated characters who reveal more layers as the play proceeds, richly funny vernacular dialogue. Milk Like Sugar delivers piercing glimpses of the way underachievement and unhappiness are passed down from generation to generation." - The New York Times
March 5-8, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 pm, Sunday, 2 p.m. Hartman Theatre Myers Fine Arts