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The Cake

Oct 25 - Dec 1, 2019

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed By Tracy Ward

Regional Premiere

Things are on the rise for Della. She’s been accepted as a contestant on the Great American Baking Show, her faith is as solid as ever, and her goddaughter, Jen, is back in town and wants Della to bake her wedding cake. But cracks start to appear in Della’s idyllic life when she learns Jen is marrying a woman - something that goes against everything Della believes. From Bekah Brunstetter, a writer on the Emmy-nominated series, This Is Us, comes a delectable story about love, political divisions, and the value of a good piece of cake.


By Bekah Brunstetter | Directed by Tracy Ward


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“… a slice of modern life … from laugh-out-loud funny to sad” – Denver Post


“… intimate and touching” – The New York Times


The Cake is delectably funny … deeply affecting” – Washington Post


“… refreshing and heartening” – Los Angeles Times


"Finely crafted, brilliantly acted, and funny as all get-out" – DC Metro Arts


"Brunstetter gives us hope, a comfortable glimmer that with more time and plenty of empathy, we might all get along"  – Houston Press


About the playwright


Bekah Brunstetter is a prolific writer of stage and screen. She is an alumni of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages Writers group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, and the Women’s Project Lab. She is currently a member of the Echo Theater’s Playwright’s group. Bekah has previously written for Starz’s American Gods, ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, NBC’s This Is Us, and the film adaptation of The Secret.


Season Producers: Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate, Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

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