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Telling her own bittersweet tale in ‘Sugar’

At the beginning of “Sugar,’’ her lyrical and stirring solo show about diabetes and race, Robbie McCauley spends a few laborious minutes trying to unwrap a candy bar. When she finally liberates the sweet from its package, McCauley takes a generous bite.

“Sugar is complicated, like love, full of pleasure and pain,’’ she says. “It’s complicated, gives you energy, and can eat you up from the inside out.’’

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