"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
“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.” - StageSceneLA
KeywordsChristianity, Current Events, Love, Marriage, Politics, Religion, Media, LGBTQ+ Interest, Women's Interest
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- 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.