A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: March 2 – March 25
Where: Arts West Theatre, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle
Cost: $17-$38; buy tickets here
Milk Like Sugar centers on three young women of color and explores the intersection of gender, race and poverty. It’s 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. The play is written, directed, and primarily acted by women.