Fridge

Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2021 (Smith and Kraus)

(10 Min) A woman and her fridge. A play about failure and acceptance.
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Fridge

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  • Arianna Rose:
    18 Jan. 2023
    So creative, imaginative, and FUN. Playwright Jennifer O'Grady's mind must be an AMAZING place to visit. I loved this story of Girl hates fridge, girl loves fridge and the metaphors and symbolism that abound. The repairmen are a Greek (yogurt) Chorus of epic proportions. Read, produce, and think twice the next time you open your fridge to ponder its contents!
  • Jack Levine:
    22 Oct. 2021
    JENNIFER O’GRADY writes a most heartwarming ten-minute play. There is so much to love about this piece. The dialogue is witty. The ‘call-out’ on repairmen is hilarious. The ‘bond’ between a woman and her fridge is thought provoking. The ending is downright wonderful. “Fridge” will delight any audience, any time!
  • Mike Solomonson:
    8 May. 2021
    I selected this play to be produced as part of our college's Spring 2021 Online Play Festival. A conflict over a malfunctioning refrigerator serves as a larger metaphor for the intricacies of human relationships complete with expectations not being met, fidelity concerns, assessing how much is too much before you cut a tie, as well as the possibility for forgiveness and reconciliation.

Character Information

  • FRIDGE
    A fridge.
  • WOMAN
  • REPAIRPERSON 1
  • REPAIRPERSON 2

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Caravan Productions (U.K.)
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    The Social Distancing Short Play Festival (FL)
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Fractured Time Productions (U.K.)
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Lucido Sottile Festival (Italy)
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Wine Box Players
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Emporia State University Theatre (KS)
    ,
    2022
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Student Production, Abrons Art Center (NYC)
    ,
    2022
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Barn Community Center (NH)
    ,
    2022
  • University
    ,
    Northland Pioneer College (AZ)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Short+Sweet Perth (Australia)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    PlayZoomers
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Marine City High School (MI)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Kairos Italy Theater (NYC)
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre Three Off-Stage/On-Line Series (NY)
    ,
    2020

Awards

Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Dubai
,
2022
Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Sydney
,
2022
Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Dubai
,
2021
Publication--THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS 2021
,
Smith and Kraus
,
2021
Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Sydney
,
2021
Selection
,
Short + Sweet Perth (W. Australia)
,
2021
Semi-Finalist
,
Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Contest
,
2020
Audience Choice
,
2nd Place
,
Kairos Italy Theater Women in Comedy Festival
,
2020