MilkMilkLemonade
by Joshua Conkel

Productions (40)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 either (5 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content and language
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-043-3

MilkMilkLemonade
by Joshua Conkel

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Productions (40)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 either (5 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content and language
  • Set: Flexible.

Emory is an effeminate 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain smoking Nanna and his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. Nanna wishes Emory would get his head out of the clouds, stop choreographing ribbon stick dance numbers, and be more like Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. But Emory and Elliot have a relationship -- just not one Nanna would expect or approve of. With absurd, poignant dialog and brutal characterizations, MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body.

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Emory is an effeminate 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain smoking Nanna and his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. Nanna wishes Emory would get his head out of the clouds, stop choreographing ribbon stick dance numbers, and be more like Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. But Emory and Elliot have a relationship -- just not one Nanna would expect or approve of. With absurd, poignant dialog and brutal characterizations, MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body.

  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 either (5 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content and language
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-043-3

Published Reviews

"Clearly the show is on to something. And that something is old-fashioned stuff like, you know, a funny and poignant play, inventive direction and ace acting. In the end theater isn't much more than this, and it shouldn't be any less."

New York Post

"There's something particularly winning about a guy in lipstick playing a believable grandma and a woman in orange tights successfully selling us on her chickenhood. MilkMilk Lemonade is why we go to theater: transformation, surprise, delight."

Anna Minard, The Stranger

"One of the most important functions theater can serve is to empower. It can make us laugh as it makes us think, and so grow. If these attributes are measures of good theater, MilkMilk Lemonade is good theater."

John Allis, Seattlest

"The campy kind of ridiculousness that allows Conkel to delve into the darker side of childhood..."

Backstage

"An angry, bitter and very funny play about growing up gay in middle America..."

New York Press

"Joshua Conkel's brilliant new play MilkMilkLemonade is a hilariously absurd and moving tale... A must-see."

Broadway World

"It feels like something Edward Albee might have written for a pair of 10-year-old protagonists. Conkel's play is bitterly funny and broadly satiric..."

nytheatre.com

"Conkel and director Isaac Butler are unafraid to go for the belly: They want you laughing, nauseated or both. It's proof of how desperately comedy needs audacity: Here, as on your average chicken farm, only the plucky survive."

TimeOut New York

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 12, 2017
New Trier High School
Winnetka, IL United States
New Trier High School Winnetka, IL United States
NOV 11, 2016 - NOV 20, 2016
Theatre Out
Santa Ana, CA United States
Theatre Out Santa Ana, CA United States
OCT 08, 2015 - OCT 10, 2015
HB Woodlawn
Arlington, VA United States
HB Woodlawn Arlington, VA United States
SEP 19, 2015 - SEP 21, 2015
Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab
New York, NY United States
Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab New York, NY United States
SEP 18, 2015 - SEP 26, 2015
Rarely Done Productions
Mattydale, NY United States
Rarely Done Productions Mattydale, NY United States
MAR 26, 2015 - MAR 29, 2015
UNCW Department Of Theatre
Wilmington, NC United States
UNCW Department Of Theatre Wilmington, NC United States
NOV 19, 2014 - NOV 21, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama Pittsburgh, PA United States
OCT 08, 2014 - OCT 25, 2014
Ovalhouse
London, United Kingdom
Ovalhouse London, United Kingdom
MAY 02, 2014 - MAY 10, 2014
Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY United States
Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY United States
MAR 20, 2014 - MAR 22, 2014
The West Side Show Room
Rockford, IL United States
The West Side Show Room Rockford, IL United States
MAR 14, 2014 - MAR 23, 2014
Dunedin Fringe Festival
Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin Fringe Festival Dunedin, New Zealand
MAR 06, 2014 - MAR 15, 2014
The West Side Show Room
Rockford, IL United States
The West Side Show Room Rockford, IL United States
FEB 03, 2014 - FEB 03, 2014
Thinking Cap Theatre
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
Thinking Cap Theatre Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
JAN 31, 2014 - JAN 31, 2015
Haifa Municipal Theatre
Haifa, Israel
Haifa Municipal Theatre Haifa, Israel
FEB 06, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
New Theatre
Newtown, Australia
New Theatre Newtown, Australia
NOV 08, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Yale Cabaret
New Haven, CT United States
Yale Cabaret New Haven, CT United States
NOV 08, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Department
Bronxville, NY United States
Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Department Bronxville, NY United States
NOV 01, 2012 - NOV 03, 2012
TAC-e
Philadelphia, PA United States
TAC-e Philadelphia, PA United States
AUG 16, 2012 - SEP 08, 2012
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
JUN 01, 2012 - JUN 24, 2012
SNAP! Productions
Omaha, NE United States
SNAP! Productions Omaha, NE United States
APR 27, 2012 - APR 28, 2012
Davidson College Department Of Theatre
Davidson, NC United States
Davidson College Department Of Theatre Davidson, NC United States
MAR 23, 2012 - MAR 24, 2012
State University Of New York At Purchase College
Purchase, NY United States
State University Of New York At Purchase College Purchase, NY United States
JAN 05, 2012 - FEB 05, 2012
Single Carrot Theatre
Baltimore, MD United States
Single Carrot Theatre Baltimore, MD United States
DEC 02, 2011 - DEC 17, 2011
Stray Cat Theatre
Tempe, AZ United States
Stray Cat Theatre Tempe, AZ United States
SEP 15, 2011 - OCT 10, 2011
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
Washington Ensemble Theatre Seattle, WA United States
SEP 08, 2011 - SEP 25, 2011
Shrewd Productions
Austin, TX United States
Shrewd Productions Austin, TX United States
JUL 07, 2011 - JUL 09, 2011
Heart & Dagger Productions
East Cambridge, MA United States
Heart & Dagger Productions East Cambridge, MA United States
JUN 30, 2011 - JUL 02, 2011
Heart & Dagger Productions
East Cambridge, MA United States
Heart & Dagger Productions East Cambridge, MA United States
APR 08, 2011 - APR 09, 2011
Standing Room Only
Ithaca, NY United States
Standing Room Only Ithaca, NY United States
MAR 17, 2011 - APR 17, 2011
Pavement Group
Chicago, IL United States
Pavement Group Chicago, IL United States
FEB 25, 2011 - FEB 26, 2011
Cornell College
Mt. Vernon, IA United States
Cornell College Mt. Vernon, IA United States
OCT 28, 2010 - NOV 13, 2010
Astoria Performing Arts Center
Astoria, NY United States
Astoria Performing Arts Center Astoria, NY United States
SEP 10, 2010 - OCT 10, 2010
Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
SEP 09, 2010 - SEP 26, 2010
Shrewd Productions
Austin, TX United States
Shrewd Productions Austin, TX United States
AUG 28, 2010 - OCT 02, 2010
Impact Theatre
Berkeley, CA United States
Impact Theatre Berkeley, CA United States
AUG 26, 2010 - AUG 27, 2010
Impact Theatre
Albany, CA United States
Impact Theatre Albany, CA United States
AUG 20, 2010 - AUG 28, 2010
Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
JUL 16, 2010 - AUG 14, 2010
Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
MAY 27, 2010 - JUN 27, 2010
Empire Stage Theater
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
Empire Stage Theater Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
SEP 10, 2009 - SEP 26, 2009
The Management at UNDER St. Mark's
New York, NY United States
The Management at UNDER St. Mark's New York, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 08, 2014 - OCT 25, 2014
Ovalhouse
London, United Kingdom
Ovalhouse London, United Kingdom
MAR 14, 2014 - MAR 23, 2014
Dunedin Fringe Festival
Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin Fringe Festival Dunedin, New Zealand
FEB 03, 2014 - FEB 03, 2014
Thinking Cap Theatre
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
Thinking Cap Theatre Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
JAN 31, 2014 - JAN 31, 2015
Haifa Municipal Theatre
Haifa, Israel
Haifa Municipal Theatre Haifa, Israel
AUG 16, 2012 - SEP 08, 2012
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
SEP 08, 2011 - SEP 25, 2011
Shrewd Productions
Austin, TX United States
Shrewd Productions Austin, TX United States
MAR 17, 2011 - APR 17, 2011
Pavement Group
Chicago, IL United States
Pavement Group Chicago, IL United States
OCT 28, 2010 - NOV 13, 2010
Astoria Performing Arts Center
Astoria, NY United States
Astoria Performing Arts Center Astoria, NY United States
SEP 10, 2010 - OCT 10, 2010
Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
SEP 09, 2010 - SEP 26, 2010
Shrewd Productions
Austin, TX United States
Shrewd Productions Austin, TX United States
AUG 20, 2010 - AUG 28, 2010
Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
JUL 16, 2010 - AUG 14, 2010
Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
MAY 27, 2010 - JUN 27, 2010
Empire Stage Theater
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
Empire Stage Theater Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
SEP 10, 2009 - SEP 26, 2009
The Management at UNDER St. Mark's
New York, NY United States
The Management at UNDER St. Mark's New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Pick of the Week, TimeOut New York

Best Off Off Broadway Show, New York Press (2009)

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