Photo Flash: First Look at Jasmine Carmichael and More in Huntington's MILK LIKE SUGAR
The Huntington Theatre Company presents the Obie Award-winning drama MILK LIKE SUGAR by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Becoming Cuba). Performances continue now through February 27, 2016 in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
In MILK LIKE SUGAR, Annie and her teenage friends want the same things: the hottest new phones, cute boys, designer bags. But when they enter into a pregnancy pact, she wonders if there might be a different path and a brighter future. Kirsten Greenidge finds raw humor and gritty poetry in this provocative, ripped-from-the-headlines new play that explores what it means to acquire the status the world says you deserve when the opportunity and means to attain it are not afforded to you.
The cast includes Jasmine Carmichael (Dance of the Holly Ghosts at Centerstage) as high school sophomore Annie, a hard-working student with ambition and big dreams. Her mother Myrna, who had her own children in her teens, is played by Ramona Lisa Alexander (Breath, Boom at the Huntington and A Moon for the Misbegotten at The Nora Theatre Company). Annie's best friends are tough-as-nails Talisha, played by Shazi Raja (Our Town at George StreetPlayhouse) and status obsessed Margie, played by Carolina Sanchez (Iowa at Playwrights Horizons). Annie receives additional life perspectives from her charismatic Christian classmate Keera, played by Shanae Burch (The Real Thing at Bad Habit Productions), college-bound senior Malik, played by Marc Pierre (Macbeth at Brown Box Theatre Project), and tattoo artist Antwoine, played by Mathew Harris (Wit and The Lieutenant of Inishmore at AstonRep Theatre Company).
MILK LIKE SUGAR features scenic design by Cristina Todesco (Circle Mirror Transformation and The Atheist at the Huntington); costume design by Junghyun Georgia Lee (Smart People at the Huntington); lighting design by Wen-Ling Liao (Appropriate at SpeakEasy Stage Company); and sound design by M.L. Dogg (after all the terrible things I do and Smart People at the Huntington). Production stage manager is Kevin Schlagle.
Single tickets start at $25 and FlexPasses are on sale: online at huntingtontheatre.org; by phone at 617 266 0800; or in person at the BU Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St. in Boston's South End.
Photo Credit: T. Charles Erickson
Shazi Raja and Carolina Sanchez
Jasmine Carmichael and Shanae Burch