The Cake (2023)

Playwright Bekah Brunstetter

Director Todd Brian Backus

Dates Apr 5 - Apr 23, 2023

Run Time Approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.

PRICE In-Theater $20-$70

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About the Play

Della has planned to bake Jen’s wedding cake since she was a little girl,
but when Jen comes back from NYC with her fiancée Macy, Della doesn’t
know what to do. This deliciously funny comedy asks what happens
when what we believe comes in conflict with those we love.


The Cake is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc

Masking Policy – To better accommodate our patrons’ masking preferences, we have designated the 3rd week for each of the mainstage shows as masks required. All other weeks are designated as masks recommended.

The Cake mask required performances are Apr 19 – Apr 23.




  • Preview • 1st Wed & Thu $20-$50
  • All OtherWed thru Sat $25-$59
  • Thu $25-$59
  • Sat & Sun $30-$65
  • Digital on Demand Not available for this production.
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  • Available in-person, day of performance
  • Wed, Apr 5 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Apr 15 8:00 pm
  • Thu, Apr 20 2:00 pm
Other Discount Programs


  • Page to Stage Mar 21, 2023 • 1:30 PM • Portland Public Library
  • Artistic Talkback Sun, Apr 9 • Following the show
  • Curtain Call Sun, Apr 16 • Following the show
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About the Playwright

Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah Brunstetter (Playwright) hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

As a TV writer and producer, she has written for Switched at Birth, American Gods, This is Us and Maid (Netflix, 2021). She is currently developing a TV adaptation of the musical Oklahoma! with John Lee Hancock and Skydance Television. She has previously developed content with Bad Robot and Hulu.

As a playwright, her work has been staged and developed by The O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, The Atlantic Theater, Portland Center Stage, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Naked Angels, South Coast Repertory, The Echo Theater and Ojai Playwright’s Conference. Her play The Cake has been produced over 80 times worldwide and ran off-Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club. She is currently working on Commissions for South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theater Club, Barrington Stage and Playmaker’s Rep. She is currently developing a musical adaptation of The Notebook with Ingrid Michaelson.

She is an alumna of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages writes group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, the Women’s Project Lab, and the Echo Playwright’s Group.

Cast & Creative Team

Meet the Director and the Cast

Todd Brian Backus

Sam Rosentrater (AEA)

Raymond McAnally (AEA)

Eileen Hanley

Echaka Agba (AEA)

Stories & Reviews

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