Milk Like Sugar
by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Jenny Nelson
March 30-April 9, 2017
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.
Winner! 2012 Obie Award for Playwriting
Winner! 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
Winner! 2011 San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play