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‘Sugar’ offers the stories, shocks of life with diabetes

Emerson College performing arts professor Robbie McCauley has had a glittering performance career of her own. In 1976, she originated the role of Clara in Adrienne Kennedy’s “A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White,’’ which the experimental theater director Joseph Chaikin staged at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

She played the Lady in Red in the original 1976 Broadway production of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.’’

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