A North Carolina baker is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs when her late-best-friend’s daughter asks her to make a cake for her lesbian wedding.
From the producers: All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all.
Author and Emmy nominee Bekah Brunstetter's other plays include "Going to a Place Where You Already Are," "Cutie and Bear," "A Long and Happy Life," "Oohrah!," and "Be A Good Little Widow." She is a producer on NBC’s "This is Us," and has previously written for MTV’s "Underemployed," and Starz’s "American Gods." "The Cake" has been produced at Los Angeles' Echo Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, the Geffen Playhouse, and La Jolla Playhouse.
Debra Jo Rupp ("That 70s Show," "This Is Us") stras as Della, reprising the role she originated at LA's Echo Theatre. Marinda Anderson, Genevieve Angelson, and Dan Daily round out the cast. Manhattan Theatre Club artistic director Lynne Meadow directs.
What's Manhattan Theatre Club? One of three not-for-profit organizations that produce a season on Broadway each year, MTC also has two smaller stages at City Center, where they produce mostly modern plays (and sometimes musicals) in a fairly conventional style. More here.