All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play was created by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer of NBC’s This is Us. Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
“The play’s tight narrative construction is apparent from the opening scene, which immediately seduces us with Della’s bubbly charm. What’s refreshing and heartening about The Cake is its characters’ willingness to face their differences and limitations head-on. This is us as we could be, if we’d all just try a little harder.” -Los Angeles Times
“This Is Us‘ writer Bekah Brunstetter’s writing is hilarious.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Talented writer Bekah Brunstetter has found all the right ingredients to create a compassionate comedy…the kind of crowd-pleasing confection that audiences will eat up greedily.” – Theatre Pizzazz
Content advisory: Due to language and subject matter, The Cake is best enjoyed by adult audiences. For specific content information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: For the safety of our actors, crew, and audience, all participants must be fully vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccination to the event. Masks (preferably N95s) are to be worn at the performance unless actively eating or drinking.
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The Cake is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French