The Cake

February 11 - 12, 2017

  • By Bekah Brunstetter

  • Texas Room

  • Alley All New Festival Reading

  • Run time is approx. 90 minutes


Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her native North Carolina. With the wedding six months away, she heads down South to ask Della, her late mother’s best friend who owns a bakery there, to do the honors of making her wedding cake. Della's cakes are the best—she's going to compete on the Great American Baking Show, no big deal. Della is overjoyed to make Jen’s cake—until she realizes that there isn’t just one bride, but two. She can't really bake a cake for such a wedding, can she? Moral quandaries, reality TV and loads and loads of butter form this play about two women trying to reach out across a divide that just keeps growing.

The Cake will be featured as part of the Alley Theatre's 2017-2018 season, June 15 through July 18, 2018 in the Neuhaus Theatre.
Go here to purchase a subscription to the 2017-2018 Season.
Single tickets go on sale August 28, 2017.

Creative Team

Christa Bean

Stage Manager

The Cast

David Matranga

as Voice and Stage Directions