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The Cake Cast

  • Morrison Keddie

    Morrison Keddie as George

    Morrison Keddie is thrilled to be making his debut at the Geffen. Other theatrical work includes the world premiere of The Cake (Echo Theater Company); The Cake (Barrington Stage Company); Hamlet (Rubicon Theatre Company); Ubu Roi, Othello, School For Wives, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A Noise Within) and performing on a house sketch team at iO West. His voice has been featured in video games, international promotions and most recently in the VR animation series Water Bear (Waffle Ent.). Keddie’s television/film credits include Again (Tribeca 2017), Rocketjump: The Show (Hulu), Sass Class (DreamworksTV) and Hart of Dixie (CW). Many thanks to the Geffen, cast, crew, Jen, the Echo and his lovely wife for making this possible.


  • Shannon Lucio

    Shannon Lucio as Jen

    Shannon Lucio originated the role of Jen in the world premiere of The Cake at the Echo Theater Company, and she is honored to be part of this production at the Geffen Playhouse. Her other recent theater credits are Alma in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Pasadena Playhouse), Mae in Mud (Rosenthal Theater) and Florrie in Waiting for Lefty (Rosenthal Theater). She is also a member of Hero Theatre. Her films include Grounded, opposite Aaron Paul and Lena Olin; Fireflies in the Garden, with Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds and Feast of Love, directed by Robert Benton. Her television credits include Shameless, Roots, American Horror Story, Prison Break, True Blood, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The O.C. and Grey’s Anatomy. A founding member of production company Filament Features, Shannon is involved in all aspects of production, simultaneously acting in, writing and producing many of Filament’s projects.


  • Rod McLachlan

    Rod McLachlan as Tim

    Rod McLachlan’s Broadway credits include The Audience, Holiday, The Government Inspector, Timon of Athens, Saint Joan, The Real Inspector Hound, Our Town and Death and the King’s Horseman. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in When the Rain Stops Falling, School, Keep Your Pantheon, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Cyrano De Bergerac, Edmond and Clean. McLachlan’s regional theater credits include These Paper Bullets (Geffen Playhouse), What the Butler Saw (Mark Taper Forum), Wait Until Dark (Geffen Playhouse), November (Mark Taper Forum), Keep Your Pantheon and A Sermon (Kirk Douglas Theatre) and The Lonesome West (South Coast Repertory). On the film side, he has appeared in Class Rank, Confessions of a Jesus Jerk, Caught, California Winter, Lesster, Superhero Movie, The Bulls, National Treasure, Magnolia, Where the Money Is, Instinct, Conspiracy Theory and Radioland Murders. McLachlan’s most recent television credits include Veep, House of Lies, Aquarius, Modern Family, Glee, The Crazy Ones and Madmen. He is also the playwright of Good Television (Atlantic Theater Company). Co-Creative Director of Tuesdays@9.


  • Carolyn Ratteray

    Carolyn Ratteray as Macy

    Carolyn Ratteray is excited to be making her debut at the Geffen. Highlights of her theater credits include the world premiere of The Cake at Echo Theater Company; The Imaginary Invalid, Tartuffe and The Importance of Being Earnest at A Noise Within; Father Comes Home from the Wars (u/s) at Mark Taper Forum; Pygmalion at Pasadena Playhouse; How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found at Theatre @ Boston Court; Merry Wives of Windsor, All’s Well That Ends Well, Two Gentleman of Verona at The Old Globe and Hecuba at The Pearl Theatre Company. She has studied theatrical clown with Philip Gaulier, Chris Bayes, David Bridel and Angela De Castro. Some of Ratteray’s film/television credits include Riley Parra, Castle, NCIS, All My Children, Chemistry, The Young and the Restless and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Education: M.F.A., The Old Globe/University of San Diego; B.F.A., New York University. She is a Resident Artist at A Noise Within and a member of Antaeus Theatre Company.


  • Debra Jo Rupp

    Debra Jo Rupp as Della

    Debra Jo is so happy to bring this wonderful play to the Geffen after originating the role at the Echo Theater Company (LA Stage Alliance Ovation award, LA Drama Critics Circle award). She has appeared on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and her Off-Broadway credits include Becoming Dr. Ruth (Westside Theatre, nominations: Drama Desk, Outer Critics); A Girl’s Guide to Chaos (American Place Theatre); Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Westside Theatre) and The Butcher of Baraboo (Second Stage Theater). Rupp’s regional theater credits include The Cake, Love Letters, Kimberly Akimbo, for which she received a Berkie award (Barrington Stage Company); Deathtrap (Berkshire Theatre Group); Annapurna (TheaterWorks Hartford, Connecticut Critics Circle Award); Becoming Dr. Ruth (Barrington Stage Company/TheaterWorks Hartford); True West and A Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown Theatre Festival). She has appeared in films including The Social Ones, Big (film debut opposite Tom Hanks), She’s Out Of My League, She Wants Me, Sgt. Bilko, The Opposite Sex, Congratulations and Clockwatchers. Her television credits include This Is Us, The Ranch, That 70’s Show, Better With You, NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary, Seinfeld and Friends.