Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.
Written by Winston-Salem native Bekah Brunstetter. Brunstetter is a writer and co-producer on NBC’s Emmy-winning This Is Us.
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“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
“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