Who doesn't love ice cream? But when Emmi and her fellow competitors attempt to win the annual Sunnytown Junior Chef Ice Cream Challenge, blazing heat melts their scrumptious creations into a soupy mess. Fortunately, help comes from an unlikely source - Jamilah, a recent Syrian refugee with a recipe for a very special kind of frozen treat!
Emmi Adolescent girl, lives in a small rural town, takes pride in her designation as Reigning Junior Chef of the town’s annual Ice Cream Challenge
Jamilah Adolescent girl, recent Syrian refugee, misses home, likes to cook, wears a hijab (head covering)
Sam Friend of Emmi’s, girl or boy
Erin (Aaron): Friend of Emmi’s, girl or boy
Calyn Friend of Emmi’s
Jake Friend of Emmi’s, girl or boy
Fatima Jamilah’s sister, also a recent refugee
Amal Jamilah’s sister, also a recent refugee
Doris and Merv lost travelers
7 additional supporting roles, unlimited extras
Emmi and Friends Summer shorts and tops
Jamilah, Fatima, Amal Long sleeve casual shirts, jeans or other long pants, hijabs (Jamilah and adolescent sisters)
Doris Capris, flowered blouse, big purse
Merv Polo, cargo shorts, white tennis shoes, fisherman hat
Ice Cream Challenge Contestants Matching chef's aprons and hats
Judges and Announcer Matching polos, visors, clipboards and pens, microphone
A Warm, Warm Welcome Greeter, Ensemble
Break the Ice Emmi (dialogue with Jamilah)
Home Jamilah with Fatima, Amal
Heat Wave Ensemble
Break the Ice Reprise 1 Jamilah
Break the Ice Reprise 2 Emmi
It's Booza Soloist, Ensemble
A Warm, Warm Welcome Reprise Ensemble
Town Square Park bench center stage, "Welcome to Sunnytown" sign, optional backdrop of street scene or green space
Emmi and Jamilah's house (exterior) Two pastel-colored homes side by side with working front doors
Emmi and Jamilah's kitchens Tall table or island with optional backdrop of kitchen cabinets, appliances, etc. May use the reverse side of the houses.
Ice Cream Festival Three tall matching tables, "Sunnytown Ice Cream Festival" sign, optional town square backdrop and balloons and decorations.
THE DIRECTOR'S GUIDE
The Director's Guide contains not only essential production information, but also conversation starters, devotions, and activities to promote a deeper understanding of the refugee experience.