Milk Like Sugar Humanities Forum

2/21/2016 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Join us for a conversation about Milk Like Sugar, following the 2pm matinee performance on Sunday, February 21. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of Milk Like Sugar.

Robin Bernstein, professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality and of African and African American studies at Harvard University, will lead an in-depth discussion about the show.

Robin Bernstein is Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. Her books include Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights, which won five awards, the edited anthology Cast Out: Queer Lives in Theater, and a Jewish feminist children's book titled Terrible, Terrible! She is currently writing a book titled White Angels, Black Threats: How Stories about Childhood Innocence Influence What We See, Think, and Feel about Race in America.  

The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. Past forums have featured historians Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) and Beverly Morgan-Welch (Museum of African-American History), playwrights Paula Vogel and Lydia R. Diamond, Boston Globe columnists, and accomplished scholars. The Humanities Forum is presented following select Sunday matinee performances.



About Milk Like Sugar

Annie and her teenage friends want the same things: the hottest new phones, cute boys, designer bags. But when they enter into a pregnancy pact, she wonders if there might be a different path and a brighter future. Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish) finds raw humor and gritty poetry in this provocative, ripped-from-the-headlines new play.

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes without intermission. 

Please note, non-tobacco cigarettes are used in this production. 

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