Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of "The Cake" by Carolina alum Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This is Us writer/producer), on stage from Sept.13 to Oct. 1 at the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. The production is directed by Carolina alumnus Jeffrey Meanza, who returns to PlayMakers to make his main stage directorial debut.

Check out photos of the cast below!

"The Cake" is a timely, charm-filled and compassionate exploration of what happens when faith and family collide. Della is legendary for baking mouthwatering cakes - she's even won a spot on the Great American Baking Show! So she's overjoyed when Jen, the young woman she helped raise, returns home to Winston-Salem and asks Della to bake her wedding cake. But our star baker is forced to reexamine some of her deeply held beliefs when she finds that Jen's intended is another woman. Food, faith and family loyalty take center stage in this paradigm-shifting comedy that will leave audiences hungry for more.

"The Cake" features PlayMakers acting company member Julia Gibson, now in her fourth season with the company, as Della (recently on stage in "My Fair Lady" and "Twelfth Night"), Jenny Latimer as Jen (recently in "Twelfth Night" and "The May Queen"), and Christine Mirzayan as Macy (recently in "The Crucible" and "My Fair Lady"). Returning to the PlayMakers stage is Triangle-favorite Derrick Ivey as Tim (credits include "An Enemy of the People" at PlayMakers and "God of Carnage" at Theatre Raleigh).

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Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
JULIA GIBSON as Della in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN as Macy and JULIA GIBSON as Della in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN as Macy, JULIA GIBSON as Della, and JENNY LATIMER as Jen in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
JENNY LATIMER as Jen, CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN as Macy, and JULIA GIBSON as Della in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
JENNY LATIMER as Jen, JULIA GIBSON as Della, and CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN as Macy in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
DERRICK IVEY as Tim and JULIA GIBSON as Della in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN as Macy in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
JENNY LATIMER as Jen in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN as Macy and JENNY LATIMER as Jen in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN as Macy and JULIA GIBSON as Della in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers
JENNY LATIMER as Jen in "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

 


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