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AUDITIONS this Wed and Sat!




Milk Like Sugar
Kirsten Greenidge

Wednesday 5/11/2016 from 7 to 9pm room f-200 in the fine arts building.

Saturday 5/21/2016 from 1 to 3pm in room f-100 of the fine arts building. (BUILDING F).
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

“Milk Like Sugar’s remarkable features include its locale, an urban, African-American sub world that displays, for once, neither the brutalizing clichés of a poverty-stricken ghetto nor the discomfiting artificiality of a talented-tenth safe haven. Instead, Greenidge populates her story with a sampling of the innumerable young people between those extremes." - The Village Voice

"Greenidge’s crackling, often humorous dialogue is in the vernacular of inner-city residents who deliberately distort language…Metaphors about flames, burning and flying are nicely woven throughout the story, along with lyrical symbolic imagery.” - The Associated Press

“Kirsten Greenidge's fast-talking, victim-taking New York debut" - Entertainment Weekly

"Greenidge captures girl speak in unnerving perfection" - The Daily News

"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

Winner! 2012 Obie Award for Playwriting

Winner! 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award

Winner! 2011 San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play

Performance dates are August 4,5,6,7 and August 12, 13 & 14th

Directed by Christopher Bremer, Milk Like Sugar will be entered in to the prestigious Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

Two students from the Henry Ford College’s Theatre Arts production of The Diviners, directed By Mary Bremer-Beer, have been named as nominees for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions.

The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding student-performers wishing to pursue further education.

HFC Theatre Arts next production Bug, directed by Dr. George Popovich will also be entered in to the festival.

All participants in the show are required to register for one of the following summer classes:

THEA-133-80 (111974) Technical Theatre
THEA-134-80 (111975) Tech Theatre Spec: Rotating Skills
THEA-142-80 (111976) Theatrical Production
THEA-233-80 (111978) Advanced Technical Theatre
THEA-234-80 (111977) Advanced Tech Theatre Rotating Skills
THEA-242-80 (111980) Adv. Theatrical Production

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