Sugar

Selected for Lakeshore Players 2022 Ten-Minute Play Festival and Rockford New Words 2022

(10 Min) Lilia is startled when her new neighbor Jaden knocks on her door and asks to borrow sugar. But Jaden has an ulterior motive that has nothing to do with sugar, and everything to do with Lilia.
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Sugar

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  • George Sapio:
    2 May. 2022
    Short and powerful. This play kept me guessing and hoping...really hoping.
  • Larry Rinkel:
    23 Mar. 2022
    The cliché of asking to borrow a cup of sugar turns into a more charged encounter between an abused woman and a caring savior. While from the start Jaden appears to be a nosy nuisance and Lilia understandably peeved at her invaded privacy, the reality is otherwise in this tightly written short piece. Keep an eye out for other unseen characters; perhaps they matter, perhaps not.
  • John Mabey:
    22 Mar. 2022
    There are certain plays that captivate you from start to finish, and SUGAR by Jennifer O'Grady will keep you on the edge of your seat. There is a deep sense of urgency as two women speak through a door, the stakes incredibly high, and every moment is precious. Jennifer writes both characters with profound understanding and elevates the subtext of their conversation with coded language and insight. A brave and powerful piece that deserved to be staged again and again.

Character Information

  • Jaden
    A woman of any age
  • Lilia
    A woman of any age

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Rockford New Words-Words on Women
    ,
    2022

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Festival
    ,
    2022

Awards

Winner
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Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Contest
,
2022
Selection
,
Words on Women
,
Rockford New Words
,
2022