SUPERFUDGE at Bucks
On Friday, Feb 23, Theatreworks USA performed SUPERFUDGE in the Gateway
Judy Blume, the author of SUPERFUDGE has won many awards for writing
children's stories, which include The Children's Choice Award, The
International Reading Association, and The Children's Book Council.
The story SUPERFUDGE is told from Peter's point of view. Being the oldest
child in the Hatcher Family, Peter 11, was known as the dependable one. Peter
was always helping out his parents by taking care of his younger brother
Farley Drexel, or as he preferred to be called, Fudge.
Fudge is your typical 4-year-old. He constantly annoyed his older
brother. He even went as far as swallowing Peters turtle for attention.
When the Hatcher Family decides to relocate to Princeton for one year, to
get out of busy New York City, Peter is not happy. He was upset that his
family had made such a huge decision with out talking to him first.
After settling in and having school start Peter made new friends and is
Fudge however, does not adjust as easily. Fudges kindergarten teacher
will only address him as Farley Drexel, not Fudge. Peter comes to save the
day as usual, and manages to get Fudge transferred to another class where the
teacher agrees to call him Fudge.
The boys were getting along now and they finally came to accept their new
baby sister, Tootsie, and now it was time to move back to New York.
While the boys were happy that they were returning home to New York City
they both realized that Princeton was not all that bad.
And Peter, realized that a brother like Fudge will always keep him on his
toes and isn't such a bad brother after all.