by Bekah Brunstetter
May 17 – June 23, 2019 (Press Opening: May 24)
“BRILLIANT…POWERFUL AND MEANINGFUL…ABUNDANT WIT AND HUMOR” —LA Post-Examiner
From the Writer of TV’s This is Us!
When Della, a North Carolina Baker and devout Christian, is asked to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, she is overjoyed. But that joy is short-lived when she learns that the intended is another bride. Struggling to reconcile her deeply-held belief in “traditional marriage” and the love she has for the woman she helped raise, Della finds herself in strange new territory.
Inspired by a story still in the headlines, this marvelously funny new play by Bekah Brunstetter (TV’s This is Us) is proof that love is the key ingredient in creating common ground.
Length & Content
The Cake has a run time of 110 minutes with no intermission.
The Cake is recommended for ages 17 and up. It contains adult language, situations, and nudity.
Handicap seating limited for this production. Please call to reserve if needed.
Wednesday – Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday at 5:00 PM
ADDED & SPECIAL SHOWTIMES:
MATINEE – Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM
PRIDE NIGHT – Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM
- For an additional $15 you can get the VIP treatment with: reserved seating, beverage, and mini surprise.
- VIP seating for each performance is limited. Order early to guaranteeing your VIP experience.
- Tickets start at $30 on Wednesdays & Thursdays, and $35 on weekends.
- Prices are subject to change and will rise as performances fill up.
- GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY FOR THE BEST PRICES.
Bring your neighbors!
Group pricing is available for parties of 10+. Groups of 10-24 receive $3 off the general admission ticket price. Groups of 25+ receive $5 off the general admission ticket price. Call 404.523.1477 x100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ticket prices are subject to change. Buy early for best pricing. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating. Cannot combine discount offers.
- Della: Marcie Millard
- Tim: Allan Edwards *
- Jen: Rhyn McLemore Saver *
- Macy: Parris Sarter
- u/s Jen: Erin Huiett
- u/s Macy: Chisom Awachie
- Director: Lauren Morris
- Scenic Designers: Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay
- Costume Designer: Cole Spivia
- Lighting Designer: Mary Parker
- Sound Designer: Amy L Levin
- Properties Designer: Alexis McKay
- Stage Manager: Julianna M. Lee *
- Assistant Stage Manager: Kayla Zinke
- Assistant to the Director: Molly Penny
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Bekah Brunstetter hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a producer on NBC’s “This is Us.” She has previously written for ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth” and Starz’s “American Gods.” Bekah’s other plays include Going to a Place Where You Already Are (South Coast Rep), The Oregon Trail (Portland Center Stage), Be a Good Little Widow (Ars Nova) and Oohrah! (Atlantic Theater Company). Bekah is currently working on a musical adaptation of The Notebook with Ingrid Michaelson, as well as musicals with Karen O and Cinco Paul. BA UNC Chapel Hill, MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama. Founding member of the Kilroys. Love to Morrison, who makes everything possible.
Video & Music
- YOUTUBE: The Company Of THE CAKE On Why It’s A Must See Show
- SPOTIFY: THE CAKE Playlist
Social Media Highlights
- Georgia Voice: Interview With Playwright Bekah Brunstetter
- WABE: City Lights: The Cake At Horizon Theatre
- wanderlust ATLANTA: INTERVIEW: Rhyn Saver in “The Cake”
- Roamilicious: HAVE YOUR ‘CAKE’ AND LOVE IT TOO
- Atlanta Magazine: 5 Atlanta Events You Won’t Want To Miss
- God 4B And Me: THE CAKE At Horizon Theatre Company
- BroadwayWorld ATL: Horizon Theatre Company Presents THE CAKE
- AJC: Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre serves up topical comedy ‘Cake’
- Atlanta INtown: This “Cake” is well-nigh irresistible
- Atlanta Theatre Buzz: Grade: A – The Cake is definitely worth a taste!
- ArtsATL: Supreme Court Case Inspires This Is Us Writer’s Play
- MWMIV Speaks: “THE CAKE has a muscular point of view & an incredible cast”
- Kimberly Inese: “Thou Shalt Bake” – Review of The Cake
- GOD 4B And Me: THE CAKE Wows At Horizon Theatre
- “Oh my goodness, that was really a great play! I brought my 19-year-old daughter and she loved it too! I mean we were talking about how great the show was all the way home! What a great script, extremely talented cast and fantastic crew! I felt that we were watching a Tony Award winning play, it was really that good! And I’ve seen quite a few Broadway plays.” – Nicole Roebuck, Executive Director of AID Atlanta Inc.
- “This is a VERY POWERUL piece. Yet again, it’s another indication of the power of the arts. There are so many powerful messages around one’s own identity, the journey of finding our own identity, the impact of societal influences and then, from my perspective, the ‘gay marriage’ message was actually the lesser of the powerful messages that were shared, and in a funny but thought-provoking manner. I can tell you that AHF is VERY proud to be a supporter of this piece.” – AHF/AID Atlanta Sponsor
Join The Conversation
- ADDED: Wednesday, June 19 (8PM): Conversation with Brent Huckaby of Glenn Memorial Church
Here are some articles & related resources that the cast used in researching the play or that expand on the themes of the play:
- Southern Cities Split With States on Social Issues
- The Gospel According to Glennon
- Is There A Lesbian Flag & What Other LGBT+ Symbols Are There?
- What Is Autostraddle?