Milk Like Sugar
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Co-produced with Women's Project Theater and La Jolla Playhouse
With potential for more but nowhere to put it, sixteen-year-old Annie’s got a choice: honor the pregnancy pact she made with her friends, or find the path to a brighter future. In this searing, sharply observant new play, Kirsten Greenidge finds savage humor and gritty poetry in one inner-city girl’s struggle to carve out a life beyond the only one she knows.
Scenic Designer: Mimi Lien
Costume Designer: Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer: Justin Townsend
Sound Designer: Andre Pluess
Production Stage Manager: Kyle Gates
Photos of (1) Tonya Pinkins and Angela Lewis; (2) Nikiya Mathis, Cherise Boothe, Angela Lewis, and LeRoy McClain; (3) J. Mallory-McCree and Angela Lewis; and (4) Adrienne C. Moore and Angela Lewis by Ari Mintz.
REMARKABLE. "Milk Like Sugar" is one of the works of art for which 2011 will be remembered.—Bob Verini, Variety
A TERRIFIC CAST. With their tart backchat and slangy humor, the high school girls played with beaming verve by Cherise Boothe, Angela Lewis and Nikiya Mathis are a delight to watch. The great Tonya Pinkins gives a sensational, frame-busting performance, biting into the humor with ferocious intensity.—Charles Isherwood, NY Times
4 stars. Rebecca Taichman directs a fine-tuned production and topflight cast.—Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News