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.
Covid Policy: There has been an update to As if Theatre’s COVID Health Protocols. Keeping in alignment with many local arts and culture organizations and in light of the decrease in daily Covid cases in King and Snohomish Counties, and Washington state, proof of vaccination OR negative PCR test (with results received within 48 hours of show-time) is required for patrons of The Cake. Masks (preferably N95s) are to be worn at the performance unless actively eating or drinking. The change is the inclusion of accepting negative PCR tests. Any patrons who have purchased tickets and are not comfortable with the change may request a full refund. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape surrounding Covid, and as we work to keep our artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons healthy.
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The Cake is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French