The Cake 2018-05-28T12:29:47+00:00

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Sponsored by Judith Goldsmith

The Cake


Faith, family and frosting collide in this touching and timely new comic drama starring Debra Jo Rupp (winner of LA Stage Alliance Ovation and Drama Critics Circle Awards for her performance) and written by Bekah Brunstetter, writer/producer for NBC’s This Is Us. Della makes cakes, not judgment calls — those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when her best friend’s daughter comes home to North Carolina to get married, Della’s life gets turned upside down when she realizes there’s not just one bride, but two. 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, forcing her to re-examine some her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage.

*Contains adult content.

Sponsored in part by Art and Terry Wasser & Richard Ziter, MD
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Nemuna Ceesay (“Broad City”) as “Macy”
Douglas Rees (BSC’s 10×10 Play Festival; Peccadillo Theatre Company’s The Show-Off) as “Tim”
Ovation Award winner Debra Jo Rupp (BSC’s All the Way) as “Della”
Virginia Vale (South Coast Rep’s A Doll’s House, Part 2) as “Jen”

By Bekah Brunstetter (writer/producer of NBC’s “This Is Us”)
Directed by Jennifer Chambers (Echo Theatre’s The Cake)

Debra Jo Rupp (Della) Last seen at Barrington Stage in Kimberly Akimbo (Berkshire Theatre Award) and Love Letters. Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner. Off Broadway: Becoming Dr. Ruth (Drama Desk, Outer Critics, CT Critics Circle nominee); A Girl’s Guide to Chaos; Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, The Butcher of Bara-boo (Second Stage). Recent regional: The Cake (LA Stage Ovation Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award), Deathtrap (Berkshire Theatre Group), Madagascar (Chester), Annapurna (TheaterWorks Hartford), True West, A Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown). Film credits include Big, Clockwatchers, Sgt. Bilko, She’s Out of My League and over 200 television appearances, most notably: That ‘70s Show, Seinfeld, Friends, NCIS:LA, Elementary. Currently recurring on This Is Us and The Ranch with Sam Elliot (Netflix).