To know the taste of food. The subject is in the “albums” category, but given its importance, the author has translated it into a theatrical play.
Each child must wear the costume of a vegetable, fruit or another food that he does during the extracurricular time or at home. The food is on the stage: vegetables on one side and fruit on the other side. Aromatic plants on the other side, and milk, eggs, cheese on the left side. … The stage must be split into two parts: one that makes Lise’s room, and another for the kitchen where foods are.
Lise and Savana enter the stage and sit on the bed
Lise: I’m glad you’re coming to sleep at my place..
Savana: I’m happy because we won’t have classes tomorrow.
Lise: It’s true. It’s the taste week. I saw the school principal who brought several bags full of food…
The mother comes in
Mom: Come on, kids! You have to get up early to go to school tomorrow. I turn off the light. Good night and sweet dreams.
The children will pretend to be asleep. Vegetables and fruits start to move and make a noise which wakes Savana up. Savana wakes up Lise
Savana: Lise, gets up! A thief broke into your home…
Lise sits down, rubs her eyes and tiptoes to the door, then turns back to Savana and whispers
Lise: Come ! follow me !
The two girls (it can be a girl and a boy or two boys) pretend to look through the door lock of the kitchen, and discover the food discussing. Food comes into the play
Pumpkin: They will like me for sure. I have a sweet taste, a beautiful orange color. I am rich in fiber and beautiful to look at.
Carrot, orange, apricot and melon: we also have an orange color. We crave vitamins and have a sweet taste
The leek: I have a nice look. I am thin and elegant. I always put green and white as colors and leave my hair ruffled. I’m very rich in fiber
The apple, with great pride: Stop bragging! You taste a little special if you don’t get some salt and pepper. You’re inedible. Kids can chew me up without peeling me. They just rinse me with a little water. I’m so sweet, and they chew me to the core
The Kiwi: You have forgotten the other members of your family!
Orange: Yes, we are a large family. There are those who live here in France, and those who come from elsewhere. They are called exotic fruits
Artichoke: And how many you are? I only see the pear, the apple, the tangerine, the apricot, the cherry, the grapes, the melon and the watermelon here?
The beet while stirring its green leaves to be noticed: and me?!
The apple: You are sweet. You can be eaten raw and grated rather than to be cooked cooked.
Fennel: We also bring them mineral salts, vitamins and fiber; everything their small bodies need to grow and strengthen
The watermelon advises wisely: Stop, food! The atmosphere will get spoiled
The potato: You’re right. Why don’t we play a game until the sun rises
The fennel: What are you offering us, starchy?
The potato: I’m one of the starches as you say, but in the meantime, kids love me. I can be fried, grated, mashed, as chips or stewed, and my cousin sweet potato is used in desserts because it’s so sweet.
Rosemary, thyme and parsley leaning from a table disguising as a window
Rosemary: Hey, ho, did you forget us?
The red pepper: Who invited you?
The aromatic plants: We were quiet in the garden and admiring the moon when we heard you bickering, then we reached out. In any case, we will celebrate the week of taste with you; otherwise, it would be unfair.
The eggplant: Let them in ! they flavour us and add a nice touch to our dishes
Cheese, milk and eggs all say together: And we serve in nothing? Listen! Children cannot make it without us
Almonds, hazelnuts, nuts, dates all intervene together: We, too ! If we say nothing, no one will invite us
Bananas: please, there are only a few hours left before sunrise ! Let’s change the atmosphere, and each food says what it tastes like
All food at once: Okay!
The turnip: There are many tastes: sweet, bitter, salty and acidic
Food: We all participate in the proper functioning of the human body.
Children need to get together in a one group: The sweet taste, the acidic, the salty, and the bitter taste
Lise in front of Savana turns around and whispers
Lise: We have to go back to bed. We will discover the taste of each food with our mistress tomorrow. Come on, it’ll be daylight soon.