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  Milk Like Sugar at Raven Theatre

Milk Like Sugar

Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark St Chicago

The play explores the journey of an inner-city teenage girl, Annie, who is struggling to believe in herself and her opportunities for a future better than the lives of her mother and others in her community. When two of Annie's friends propose she join with them in a pregnancy pact, Annie is faced with life-altering decisions.

Thru - Jan 23, 2016

Price: $10-$15

Stage: West Stage

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-338-2177

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  Milk Like Sugar Reviews
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Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...Directed by Mechelle Moe and Joel Ewing —the veteran artists who serve as these students’ teachers and mentors, and have created a company that brilliantly bridges the worlds of arts education and professional theater — the show is authentic in a way that it can only be when adolescents play themselves. But without reading the program bios you would never guess these young actors were not stage veterans."
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Hedy Weiss

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...But these guys are anything but low achieving-their performances are universally strong, the cast negotiating the emotional twists with grace and power. Honestly, this ensemble could hold its own in any non-Equity production in town. Ireon Roach and Tevion Lanier are particularly compelling as a striving but confused sophomore and the quirky boy who shows her there's a better way."
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Jack Helbig

NewCity Chicago - Recommended

"...“Milk Like Sugar” explores how behavior is affected when failure is not only the norm but the expectation. The play’s young women decide that they can positively alter their lives by having babies. This “pregnancy pact” is the first of many confounding reversals of logic and tragic instances where a crippling responsibility is mistaken for a means of achieving freedom and respect. It is the emotional equivalent of cutting off a limb and bragging about losing weight."
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Kevin Greene

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...“Milk Like Sugar” is undeniably bleak at times, but again, it’s a testament to the talents of Raven and The Yard that the play does not become an unrequited downer. Whether it be the carefree banter of the three main leads in the lobby of a tattoo shop or Keera’s lively interpretations of her favorite gospel numbers, the production balances the agonies and the ecstasies, bringing to the stage the realities we see every day on the streets of Chicago."
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Peter Thomas Ricci

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