The Cake

by Bekah Brunstetter |
Directed by Sara Bruner |
A co-production with TheaterWorks Hartford

NOTE: All performances of The Cake after Monday, March 16 have been canceled due to concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). More details here.

For small-town baker Della, the creation of sweet and sumptuous cakes is a rapturous experience. Her love of baking is matched by the intense affection she feels for Jen, the young woman she helped to raise and views as a surrogate daughter. But when Jen asks that Della bake a cake for her wedding to another woman, Della’s religious beliefs stop her cold. With immense heart and humor, Brunstetter’s play navigates the messy collision of the personal and the political, while illuminating the humanity of all involved.

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Denny Dillon and Dria Brown. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Dria Brown and Rigel Harris. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Carl Palmer and Denny Dillon. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Denny Dillon and Rigel Harris. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Rigel Harris, Denny Dillon and Dria Brown. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Rigel Harris and Dria Brown. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Denny Dillon. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Denny Dillon. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Dria Brown and Rigel Harris. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Denny Dillon. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Cast & Creative Staff

CAST:

Denny Dillon (Della)
Dria Brown (Macy)
Rigel Harris (Jen)
Carl Palmer (Tim)

CREATIVE STAFF:

Director: Sara Bruner
Costume Designer: Ulises Alcala
Lighting Designer: Robert Denton
Sound Designer: David Van Tieghem

Age Recommendations

The Cake is suitable for adult and older teenage audiences. The show contains adult relationships, adult language and sexual situations.