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The Cake

March 25 @ 7:30 pm

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One event on March 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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One event on March 31, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm

$29

Faith, family and frosting collide in this touching and timely new play from the co-producer and writer of TV’s This is Us.

Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown, so 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.

A Springfield area premiere.

March 25-April 3, 2022
Evenings at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm

THE CAKE
By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Terry Bloodworth
Featuring Jeff Carney, Jonova Lavon, Cindy Lear and Whitney Russell-Ice

Below is a press release from the Springfield Contemporary Theater: 

SPRINGFIELD CONTEMPORARY THEATRE PRESENTS ‘THE CAKE’ A New Contemporary Comedy

Springfield, MO – March 9, 2022 – Springfield Contemporary Theatre announces The Cake, by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC’s This is Us), running March 25, 2022 through April 3, 2022. Performances will take place at the Springfield Art Museum on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2 pm. This production is unique for Springfield Contemporary Theatre as this play had its original opening night set in March 2020, ten days following the national lockdown. The Cake was rescheduled to be produced in February 2022 but was postponed again due to the omicron variant. Springfield Contemporary Theatre, the production team and cast are excited and ready to finally bring this play to the community.

Faith, family and frosting collide in this touching and timely new play from the co-producer and writer of TV’s This is Us. Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown, so 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. A Springfield area premiere.

The Cake is directed by Terry Bloodworth, and features local performers Andie Bottrell, Jeff Carney, Cindy Lear, and Keisha McMillen. Scenic Design by Rick Dines, Costume Design by Gwen Sloan, Lighting & Sound Design by Payton Jackson, Props by Dennis Stewart, Stage Managed by Katie Wylie-Gaspard, Assistant Directed by Sarah Campbell. Special production support for The Cake provided by PFLAG Springfield.

Springfield Contemporary Theatre has updated its COVID policy for performances: Patrons are no longer required to present proof of vaccine and all patrons, especially the unvaccinated. are encouraged to mask at their choosing. Tickets can be purchased by calling 417-831-8001 or visiting sgftheatre.org.

Details

Date:
March 25
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$29
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Website:
http://www.springfieldcontemporarytheatre.org/the-cake.html

Venue

​Springfield Art Museum
1111 E Brookside Dr,
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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Phone:
(417) 837-5700
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