Milk Like Sugar

March 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
4711 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Milk Like Sugar
By Kirsten Greenidge

March 2–25, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

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.

2012 Obie Award Winner
2011 Edgerton Foundation Winner (New American Play Award)
2011 San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award Winner (Outstanding New Play)

“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

“Kirsten Greenidge’s fast-talking, victim-taking New York debut.” – Entertainment Weekly

“The title refers to the sweet powdered milk that offers far more flavor than nutritional value. But the tart Milk Like Sugar offers plenty of both!” – The New York Post

Adults – $37.50
Seniors – $33 – 65+
Students – $17 – with valid school ID

Note about content: Milk Like Sugar incorporates mature themes, including teen pregnancy, and features some use of strong language.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

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