by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer of NBC's "This is Us"
Directed by Lauren Shouse
A Mid-West Premiere
Featuring RTE Founders Tara Mallen and Keith Kupferer
Tara Mallen as Della
Keith Kupferer as Tim
Krystel McNeil as Macy
Tuckie White as Jen
Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown. She heads down south with her partner to ask Della, her late mother’s best friend, to do the honors of making the wedding cake at her bakery. Della’s cakes are legendary, even earning her a spot as a contestant on the “Great American Baking Show.” She is overjoyed at Jen’s request until she realizes there’s not just one bride, but two, forcing her to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage.
Faith, family, and frosting collide in this touching and timely new play.
The Cake is inspired in part by the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which is currently in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
April 8 – 14, 2018
Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 12 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 14 at 8:00pm
VIP Opening: Sunday, April 15 at 6:00pm
Press Opening: Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00pm
Regular run: Thursday, April 19-Sunday, May 20, 2018
Town Hall Discussions will follow Saturday 4pm matinees on May 5 and May 19, to be moderated by director Lauren Shouse
Friday April 20: Performance to benefit Planned Parenthood of Illinois with $10 of every ticket sold going to PPIL
Friday April 27: Mama’s night – all moms, aunts, friends, etc. are welcome to join us in our rehearsal studio following the show for great conversation and drinks
Thursday May 3: Open captioned performance - $15 tickets with the code ACCESS
Location: Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago
Regular Run: $38
Student, Senior, Active Military, Veteran
Regular Run: $28
Pay What You Can: Five seats (10% of the house) are available for each performance. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
Three-show pass: $59-$80 for 3-plays
Box Office: (773) 334-7728 or www.RivendellTheatre.org
Founded in 1994, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble advances women’s lives through the power of theatre. Rivendell cultivates the talents of women artists — writers, actors, directors, designers and technicians — by seeking out innovative plays that explore unique female experiences and producing them in intimate, salon environments.