"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." — The Los Angeles Times
“RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP 10… a singularly savory dramedy that crystallizes a contentious issue and, with empathy for both sides, portrays it in an edifying and insightful way… I left the theater feeling moved and enlightened.” — Stage Raw
“BRILLIANT… POWERFUL AND MEANINGFUL… great writing… great direction… abundant wit and humor.” — LA Post-Examiner
“WOW!… puts a deeply personal, delightfully down-home face on the Gay-Wedding-Cake Wars… I cried, I learned, I loved” — Stage Scene LA
KeywordsChristianity, Current Events, Love, Marriage, Politics, Religion, Media, LGBTQ+ Interest, Women's Interest
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Now, North Carolina.
A Bakery; A Home
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
TIM - 40s, her husband, a good ol’ boy.
JEN - early 30s, with a wedding binder, who has dreamt of her wedding day her whole life.
MACY - early 30s, her reluctant fiancé, African American.
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
The Cake premiered at the Echo Theatre Company in Los Angeles, CA in June 2017 under the direction of Jennifer Chambers.