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Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR

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Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness).

The play, Mosaic's second DC premiere this season, is a rousing story about young women coming of age in a time when issues of acceptance, mentorship, and materialism challenge the dreams and ambitious of so many teens. It is the first of three plays in Mosaic's 2016-17 season to highlight issues affecting young urban teens and millennials, to be followed by the DC premiere of PhilipDawkins' intergenerational LGBTQ comedy Charm, and the world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies.

Milk Like Sugar offers an arresting and utterly contemporary look at the pressures facing young women in American high schools. The play follows 16 year-old Annie (Kashayna Johnson), a driven but soft-spoken student whose dreams of college are challenged when one of her friends announces that she's pregnant. Suddenly the prospect of matching diaper bags, friendship, and adult independence begins to look like an escape from an adolescence largely deprived of agency and mentorship.

Photos by: Teddy Wolff

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Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
Kashayna Johnson. Photo by Teddy Wolff.

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
(L to R) Vaughn Ryan Midder and Kashayna Johnson. Photo by Teddy Wolff.

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
(L to R) Vaughn Ryan Midder, Kashayna Johnson, and Jeremy Keith Hunter. Photo by Teddy Wolff.

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
Kashayna Johnson. Photo by Teddy Wolff.

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
(L to R) Ghislaine Dwarka, Kashayna Johnson, and Renee Elizabeth Wilson. Photo by Teddy Wolff.

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
(L to R) Tyasia Velines, Vaughn Ryan Midder, Ghislaine Dwarka, Kashayna Johnson (forward), Renee Elizabeth Wilson, and Jeremy Keith Hunter. Photo by Teddy Wolff.


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