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The Cake Is Served at Alley Theatre

This Is Us producer Bekah Brunstetter's play is directed by Jackson Gay.

Elizabeth Stahlmann, Candice D'Meza (background), and Julia Gibson star in Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake, directed by Jackson Gay, at the Alley Theatre.
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Performances of The Cake are now running at Alley Theatre through July 1.

Directed by Jackson Gay, Bekah Brunstetter's comedy is described as follows: "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 three women trying to reach out across a divide that just keeps growing."

Featured in the cast are Julia Gibson as Della, Candice D'Meza as Macy, Elizabeth Stahlmann as Jen, and Michael Pemberton as Tim. The creative team includes Clint Ramos (scenic design), Jessica Ford (costume design), David Lander (lighting design), and John Gromada (sound design). Rebecca R.D. Hamlin is the stage manager.

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