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Cast Announced for "The Cake"

August 16, 2018

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its encore production of The Cake, directed by Jennifer Chambers (BedBetter), who also directed the world premiere for the Echo Theater Company in 2017. The cast features Morrison Keddie (HamletA Midsummer Night’s Dream) as George, Shannon Lucio (The Eccentricities of a NightingaleAmerican Horror Story) as Jen, Rod McLachlan (What the Butler SawWait Until Dark) as Tim, Carolyn Ratteray (The Imaginary InvalidPygmalion) as Macy and Debra Jo Rupp (That 70’s ShowCat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Della, reprising the role for which she received an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Play. 
The Geffen Playhouse is proud to present the Echo Theater Company’s world premiere production as part of its commitment to celebrating the vibrant Los Angeles intimate theater community.
Previews for The Cake begin Monday, September 10, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, with opening night on Thursday, September 20. The production closes on Sunday, October 21.

From hit television writer/producer and acclaimed playwright Bekah Brunstetter (This is UsGoing to a Place where you Already Are), The Cake is a play inspired by a story still in the headlines. When Della, a North Carolina baker and devout Christian, is asked to bake a cake for her best friend’s daughter, she is overjoyed. But that joy is short-lived when she learns the intended is another bride and realizes she is faced with an agonizing choice between faith and family. Struggling to reconcile her deeply held belief in “traditional marriage” and the love she has for the woman she helped raise, Della finds herself in strange new territory.

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