By Kirsten Greenidge | Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
Playing November 2-27, 2016
Obie Award for Playwriting:

Milk Like Sugar

By Kirsten Greenidge | Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre
November 2-27, 2016

For sixteen year-old Annie, high school is a blur of text messaging and college a tantalizing dream around the corner. But when one of her friends announces she's expecting, the search for friendship, acceptance, and matching Coach diaper bags draws Annie into a life-altering ‘pact’ that thrusts her into the tough choices of adulthood. Mosaic Theater Resident Director Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness) directs a riotous tale by Kristen Greenidge about powerful young women on the brink of maturity that “balances street with sweet, to entertaining and illuminating effect” (Los Angeles Times). Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Playwriting and 2011 San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play.

Milk Like Sugar will run an hour and forty minutes, with no intermission. The show contains adult themes and mature language; recommended for patrons age 14 and up.

Box Office

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

Box Office

202-399-7993 ext 2

Box Office Hours

M-Sat: 10:30am-5:30pm

Sun: 10:30am-1:30pm

Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.

Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.

All seats in all performances are accessible to audience members who are Deaf and hard of hearing

through surtitles projected on the set.

Opening Night: Sunday, November 6 at 7:30 PM


Wed Nov 2 at 8PM Post show discussion with artistic staff
Thur Nov 3 at 8PM | Post show discussion with artistic staff
Fri Nov 4 at 8PM
Sat Nov 5 at 8PM
Sun Nov 6 at 3PM
Thur Nov 10 at 11AM | Cast talkback
Fri Nov 11 at 8PMHappy Hour at 7pm
Sat Nov 12 at 3PM | Post show discussion*


Sat Nov 12 at 8PM
Sun Nov 13 at 3PM | Post show discussion*
Sun Nov 13 at 7:30PM
Thur Nov 17 at 8PM 
Cast talkback*
Fri Nov 18 at 8PM
Sat Nov 19 at 3PM
 | Peace Café
Sat Nov 19 at 8PM
Sun Nov 20 at 3PM 
Cast talkback*
Sun Nov 20 at 7:30PM
Mon Nov 21 at 8PM
 | Post show discussion*
Tue Nov 22 at 8PM
Fri Nov 25 at 8PM
| Happy Hour at 7pm
Sat Nov 26 at 3PM | Post show discussion
Sat Nov 26 at 8PM
Sun Nov 27 at 3PM 
| Race and Identity Workshop to follow in Lab I, 75 minutes

*Indicate post-show discussions that will be ASL interpreted.

Reva & David Logan Foundation
Community Engagement Events
All discussions are free and open to the public,
and begin immediately after scheduled show time.
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Photos & Media

Behind the Scenes: Milk Like Sugar

November 3, 2016

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Everyday, Mosaic community members will look back and share their own dreams from when they were the same age as the characters in Milk Like Sugar, as a way to inspire audiences—young, and young at heart—to dream unapologetically. Follow along and share your own story on the Mosaic BlogFacebook, and Instagram with #DreamProject.

October 27, 2016

Today on #DreamProject, we are featuring Jim Clingman! Clingman is someone who has followed his dreams to the fullest extent. Having worn multiple hats while working in various fields, he made sure that the work he did would have an impact. Clingman is very #passionate...

October 25, 2016

Today on #DreamProject we are featuring Adell Coleman! Ms. Coleman is an award winning radio producer, radio personality, and currently serves as the Executive Producer of SiriusXM Urban View! She continuously gives back by helping to #empower young women of color who...

October 24, 2016

Today on #DreamProject, we are featuring Nate Shelton. Shelton is an actor, playwright, and former Arena Stage fellow! It's only been 5 years since he's graduated high school; read more about how his #perspective has changed below: 

"I ha...

October 21, 2016

Today on #DreamProject, we are featuring Hanh Le. Le is the Executive Director of the #WeissbergFoundation. Read more about her #dreams were below:

"When I was a teenager, I religiously watched Captain Planet and the Planeteers, a cartoon about five you...