Arts Center

Maddi's Fridge

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

10- 11 a.m. Sold Out
12- 1 p.m. 

Maddi and Sofia are best friends. They live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the park together. Maddi is really good at climbing the rock wall, while Sofia is a fast runner. One day Sofia discovers that Maddi has no food in her fridge at home, but Maddi makes her promise not to tell anyone and to keep it a secret. What should Sofia do?

She sneaks food for Maddi in her bag and discovers that while fish and eggs are good for people, they aren’t very good for backpacks. Despite Sofia’s very best efforts, Maddi’s fridge is still empty. Can Sofia find a way to keep her word but also help her best friend? Based on the book by Lois Brandt, this play is a thoughtful and funny exploration of friendship, empathy, and doing the right thing.

Presented by Childsplay

Grades: 1-6
Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Literacy, Reading and Writing, Social Studies, Emotional/Social Development
NYS Standards: Students will...
      1.HE.1d: recognize influences which affect health choices and
      2.FCS.1.a: understand some basic requirements of nurturing
      people of various ages, and demonstrate appropriate ways to 
      interact with them.
Themes: Friendship, Empathy, Childhood Hunger, Food Insecurity in Communities, Poverty