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The Cake

World Premiere Production by Echo Theater Company

Dedicated to nurturing writers and producing new work, the multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company was anointed “Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays” by the LA Weekly in its 2014 Best of L.A. issue and was a recipient of a 2016 “Kilroy Cake Drop”—one of only 13 theaters in the country to be surprised by cakes to honor the efforts they are making to produce women and trans writers. Under the leadership of founding artistic director Chris Fields, the Echo has introduced Los Angeles to playwrights such as Sarah Ruhl, David Lindsay-Abaire, and Adam Rapp, among many others. The company is also recognized for its acting ensemble; in the Los Angeles Times, Charles McNulty wrote, “Echo Theater Company, which has cultivated a community of top-flight actors, would be my go-to place in Los Angeles for symbiotic ensemble acting.” KCRW’s Anthony Byrnes stated, “It’s time to start paying attention to the Echo Theater Company... What’s made these choices pay off is the acting and casting has been superb. The company has made bold choices and backed them up.”