About the Show

After realizing they were in a mutual admiration society for a few years, Shanan and Carolyn decided they needed to work together. After searching for a play that would suit both of their talents, they realized the best possible play would be one they wrote together. In 2008, a 45 minute version of 2 Sugars, Room for Cream debuted at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. The production ended up receiving a festival encore and an invitation from The Illusion Theater in Minneapolis to expand and refine the show for their 2009 Fresh Ink series. Soon after, the pair were invited to perform 2 Sugars, Room for Cream for the inaugural season of the New Century Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The production earned Shanan and Carolyn a 2013 Ivey Award.


2 Sugars, Room for Cream

No matter how bad things get, there’s always coffee. Sometimes there’s even wine.
And when there’s both, well that’s a good day.


An honest and silly look at why we drink coffee and other things, 2 Sugars, Room for Cream is a series of scenes and original music performed by two beloved Twin Cities performers. Sit back and enjoy what one audience member called “well-crafted, sweet, sassy and totally delicious!” and what Shanan and Carolyn call "Scenes from life. Stuff we think is funny."


Press Quotes

. . . an unequivocally lovely show; funny, true, relatable.

- Twin Cities Daily Planet


The Audience Says...

"Carolyn's and Shanan's 'scenes-from-life' vignettes are funny, insightful, moving, and delivered with impeccable timing. You don't want to miss this one."

"Comprised of a series of vignettes (and a little music) loosely tied together by coffee, 2 Sugars, Room For Cream manages to be both light and substantive, charming and disarming."

"Funny, grounded, smart and full of awesomeness. Well-crafted, sweet, sassy, and totally delicious!"


2013 Ivey Award winner

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