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Milk Like Sugar

August 30 - September 25

Potiker Theatre

By Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
World Premiere
Co-commissioned with Theater Masters
Produced in association with Playwrights Horizons and Women’s Project Productions

Like all teenagers, 16-year-old Annie and her friends crave the hottest designer phones, handbags and fashion. But their prospects for the good life seem limited in the dead-end town they call home. When the girls decide to create their own future by entering into a pregnancy pact, Annie is confronted with the challenge of choosing between the safety of the life she knows and the danger of the life she desires.

Winner of the prestigious Edgerton Foundation's New American Plays Award, Milk Like Sugar is a coming-of-age story for our times. Kirsten Greenidge's new play is written with warmth, humor and a beautiful, raw honesty about being a teenager today.

Contains strong language, adult content, and cigarette smoke.

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Tickets:
Start at $35

Run Time:
Act I: 53 minutes
Act II: 51 minutes
There will be a 15-minute intermission.

Performance Times:
Tues-Wed: 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

 
Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greendige


Kirsten Greenidge is the author of the plays Bossa Nova (Yale Rep), The Luck of the Irish, Rust (Magic Theatre), The Curious Walk of the Salamander, Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land (Actors Theatre of Louisville), 103 Within the Veil and The Gibson Girl (Company One). She has developed her work at Sundance, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, New Dramatists, The Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theatre Center, among others. She is the recipient of a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellowship, an NEA/TCG residency at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and was recently Playwright-in-Residence at Company One. She attended Wesleyan University and The Playwright's Workshop/University of Iowa and is a member of New Dramatists and Rhombus.
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  • MILK LIKE SUGAR Playwright Kirsten Greenidge (left) and director Rebecca Taichman; photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
  • MILK LIKE SUGAR actors J. Mallory-McCree and Adrienne C. Moore; photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
  • MILK LIKE SUGAR actor LeRoy McClain; photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
  • MILK LIKE SUGAR actor Angela Lewis; photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
  • MILK LIKE SUGAR director Rebecca Taichman demonstrates set model in rehearsal; photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
  • (L-R) Angela Lewis as "Annie," Nikiya Mathis as "Margie" and Cherise Boothe as "Talisha" in La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of MILK LIKE SUGAR, by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Rebecca Taichman, playing in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre August 30 - September 25; photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Tonya Pinkins as "Myrna" (left) and Angela Lewis as "Annie" in in La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of MILK LIKE SUGAR, by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Rebecca Taichman, playing in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre August 30 - September 25; photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Angela Lewis as "Annie" and J. Mallory McCree as "Malik" in La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of MILK LIKE SUGAR, by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Rebecca Taichman, playing in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre August 30 - September 25; photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • (L-R) Nikiya Mathis as "Margie," Cherise Boothe as "Talisha," Angela Lewis as "Annie" and LeRoy McClain as "Antwoine" in La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of MILK LIKE SUGAR, by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Rebecca Taichman, playing in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre August 30 - September 25; photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Adrienne C. Moore as "Keera"(left) and Angela Lewis as "Annie" in La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of MILK LIKE SUGAR, by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Rebecca Taichman, playing in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre August 30 - September 25; photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Playwright Kirsten Greenidge (gesturing, left) and director Rebecca Taichman for La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of MILK LIKE SUGAR, running August 30 - September 25 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre; photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
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Review: “Raw…piercingly honest”

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