By Bekah Brunstetter

Show Details
The Cake

Directed By:
Suzan Fete

Featuring:
Tara Mallen, Sam D. White, April Paul, Courtney Marie Tucker, & Michael Pink

Approximate Run Time:
95 Minutes with no intermission.

About the Play

Della, a sweet, God-fearing Christian, is also the best baker in North Carolina. Nothing would make Della happier than making a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, Jenny. Except that Della’s beloved Jenny is marrying a woman. A deliciously funny, multi-layered play about what divides us and brings us together, and the power of love – and cake.

Single Tickets are on sale now!

• SHOW SPONSORS •

Judges Jean & John DiMotto

Sue and Tim Frautschi

Sandy Zingler & Barbara Johnson (In Memoriam)

About The Playwright

Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

As a TV writer and producer, she has written for Switched at Birth, American Gods, This is Us, and Maid (Netflix, 2021.) She is currently developing a TV adaptation of the musical Oklahoma! with John Lee Hancock and Skydance Television. She has previously developed content with Bad Robot and Hulu.

As a playwright, her work has been staged and developed by The O’Neill Playwright’s conference, the Atlantic Theater, Portland Center Stage, The Old Globe, the La Jolla Playhouse, Naked Angels, South Coast Repertory, The Echo theater, and Ojai Playwright’s conference. Her play THE CAKE has been produced over 80 times worldwide, as ran off Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club. She is currently working on Commissions for South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theater Club, Barrington Stage, and Playmaker’s Rep. She is currently developing a musical adaptation of THE NOTEBOOK with Ingrid Michaelson.

She is an alumni of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages writes group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, and the Women’s Project Lab, and the Echo Playwright’s Group.

BA UNC Chapel Hill; MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama.

The Artists

Director- Suzan Fete

DELLA - Tara Mallen*

TIM - Sam D. White

JEN - April Paul

MACY - Courtney Marie Tucker

GEORGE (Voice) - Michael Pink

STAGE MANAGER - Bailey Wegner*

ASST. STAGE MANAGER - Ky Peters

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Anthony Lyons

LIGHTING DESIGN - Noele Stollmack**

SCENIC DESIGN - Steve Barnes

PROPS MASTER - Simone Tegge

SOUND DESIGN - Neil  Brookshire & Colin Kovarik 

COSTUME DESIGN - Kim Instenes

ASST. COSTUME DESIGN - Mary Seigel

DIALECT COACH - Sammi Grant

INTIMACY COORDINATOR - Christopher Elst

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of the United Scenic Artists of America

The Cast of THE CAKE:

The Cake’s gentleness feels almost reassuring in this era of nasty political and cultural divides.

~Hollywood Reporter

Performance Dates:

PRESS

As a morally befuddled baker, Tara Mallen takes 'The Cake'

"Renaissance's production features the best stunt casting I've heard in ages."

By Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Renaissance Serves Multi-Layered ‘Cake’ in the Theaterworks’ New Home

“Under the guidance of astute director Suzan Fete... the talented cast keeps the audience guessing—and entertained.”

By Anne Siegel, Shepherd Express

Renaissance Offers Well-Baked Treat

"...director Suzan Fete anchor[s] the cast in true moments while letting the comedy and surreal elements come along for the ride."

By Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee

PREVIEW: Renaissance Theaterworks Serves Social Justice with ‘The Cake’

By John Schneider, Shepherd Express

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