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A Recipe of Me

A Recipe of Me

by Kate Kilpatrick

Leah and her siblings are relegated to the kids table in the kitchen AGAIN for Thanksgiving at Grandma Lucy and Grandpa Elliott’s house. Worse, they’ve had their phones taken away. This leads to the siblings searching the cupboards for snacks. What they come away with is Grandma Lucy’s secret family recipe box.

They think they’re going to find juicy gossip. Instead, they find heartfelt stories about their family told through recipes. Stories they never knew.

A beautiful look into the world of a family rooted in love and food. Food is the language that everyone can speak.

This play was written specifically for middle school performers and won top honors at both the Florida Jr. Thespians District and State levels.

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Average Producer Rating:

About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
19 Characters
3 M | 7 F | 9 Any Gender
Simple set
23 pages
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Praise for A Recipe of Me

Lakyn Arrick
Plympton Elementary School
Solid story and easily workable to size up/down for a larger or smaller cast. The individual vignettes of family recipes gave my ensemble a lot to work with in creating pantomimes that fit what the actors were saying.
Elizabeth Leopold
Farley Middle School
Great piece! We performed it right before Thanksgiving and the whole audience was laughing and then crying by the end. Fun and great message.
Samantha Shaub
Ashbrook Independent School
Great first play for our middle schoolers post-covid, very family friendly and sweet.

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