Shows & Tickets

Maddi's Fridge

By Anne Negri, Based on the book by Lois Brandt

Ages 5 and up

Weekends, March 31 - April 8, 2018: Saturdays (1 & 4pm), Sundays (1pm)

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts Studio

Price: $12-$30

Maddi and Sofia are best friends. They play in their neighborhood 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. Sofia wants to help her friend, but Maddi makes her promise not to tell anyone. What should Sofia do? Based on the book by Lois Brandt, this play is a gentle, yet sometimes hilarious exploration of friendship, empathy, and doing the right thing. 


Childsplay is teaming up with Tempe Community Action Agency - Tempe's largest foodbank to serve as a donation site during our Maddi's Fridge performances. TCAA provides more than 650,000 meals each year to children and adults. If you would like to donate, please bring your non-perishable items to a performance. Suggested items include:


Canned Fruit, Veggies, or Proteins

Rice and Beans

Cereal and Oatmeal

Pasta and Sauce

Box/Canned Meals

Non-condensed Canned Soups

Peanut Butter



Special thanks to Valle del Sol and Fresh Express for their partnership during the development of this new play.


Approximate Runtime:  45 min. + 10 min. Q&A

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