ArtsWest 2016-2017 Season Continues!


Milk Like Sugar, photo by John McLellan


March 2 – March 25, 2017

Written by Kirsten Greenidge

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

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.

“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.


Featuring Musical Theatre development for all ages, intensive experiences for advanced students, including the creation of a full production, this summer at ArtsWest is going to be full of exploration and full of fun!

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Interview with Malika Oyetimein, director of MILK LIKE SUGAR

February 17th, 2017

Malika Oyetimein is an artist to watch. Last year, CityArts placed her on its 2016 Future List, and a glance at her burgeoning career tells us why – she’s already directed 11 plays, including the acclaimed production of Bootycandy at INTIMAN, and is set to complete her MFA at the University of Washington with the renowned director…

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