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Theatre Battery to perform 'Milk Like Sugar' in July

Theatre Battery of Kent performs
Theatre Battery of Kent performs 'Milk Like Sugar' this month. The cast includes, from left: Kia Pierce, Danielle Alexis Nicole Mitchell, Mic Montgomery, Shanelle Nicole Leonard, Nicole Prothro, Isaiah Parker and Kamaria Hallums-Harris
— image credit: Courtesy photo/David Ellis

Theatre Battery of Kent presents the Northwest premiere of "Milk Like Sugar" by Kirsten Greenidge at Kent Station this month.

Performances are 8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July 10-26, at Theatre Battery's Adapted Stage, 417 Ramsay Way, next to Christopher & Banks.

Thanks to the generous support of Kent Station, the company presents the Obie-award winning new play in an original transformed theater space at the downtown Kent shopping center.

Following a pinky swear to get pregnant in tandem with her two best friends, 16-year old Annie Desmond considers the possibility that her life may have more potential than she has been led to believe. In making a pivotal decision, she faces down the conflicting aspirations of her peers and a long lineage of abandoned dreams.

The cast features Kamaria Hallums-Harris, Shanelle Nicole Leonard, Danielle Alexis Nicole Mitchell, Mic Montgomery, Isaiah Parker, Kia Pierce and Nicole Rashida Prothro. The design team includes Brandon Estrella (scenic), Lindsey Morck (sound), Andrea Peace (costumes) and Elizabeth Steele (light). Logan Ellis directs.

Theatre Battery's season is supported, in part, by 4Culture, The Kent Arts Commission, Kent Station, and crowd funding through Kickstarter.com. It is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

General admission is $15.

For tickets and information, visit www.theatrebattery.com or www.facebook.com/theatrebattery.

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