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Dreams Sour In ‘Milk Like Sugar’

Above: (L-R) Angela Lewis as "Annie," Nikiya Mathis as "Margie" and Cherise Boothe as "Talisha" in La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of MILK LIKE SUGAR, by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Rebecca Taichman, playing in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre August 30 - September 25; photo by Craig Schwartz.

Aired 9/1/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

A world-premiere play at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by the true story of a group of teenage girls who make a pregnancy pact. We'll talk to the playwright of "Milk Like Sugar."

A world-premiere play at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by the true story of a group of teenage girls who make a pregnancy pact. We'll talk to the playwright of "Milk Like Sugar."

Guests

Kirsten Greenidge is an award-winning playwright. Her play, "Milk Like Sugar," is currently running at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Gabe Greene is the literary director at the La Jolla Playhouse. He served as dramaturg on "Milk Like Sugar."

"Milk Like Sugar" opens on August 30 and runs through September 25th at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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