New York City
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.
“Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar is one of the WORKS OF ART for which 2011 will be remembered.”
–Bob Verini, Variety
“A TERRIFIC CAST. The great Tonya Pinkins gives a SENSATIONAL, FRAME-BUSTING performance, biting into the humor with FEROCIOUS INTENSITY.”
–Charles Isherwood, NY Times
“REMARKABLE, sweet-natured and warmly compassionate. Rebecca Taichman’s production is a cool blend of daring and sensitivity. The acting is virtually FLAWLESS.”
— Michael Feingold, Village Voice