City Theatre, Arsht Center to present South Florida premiere of The Cake

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City Theatre, Arsht Center to present South Florida premiere of The Cake
City Theatre, Arsht Center to present South Florida premiere of The Cake
Wedding cake request proves a recipe for emotion, humor.

City Theatre (@CityTheatreMIA) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) will present the South Florida premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer of the hit TV series This Is Us.

Playing Dec. 5-22 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) and directed by City Theatre artistic director Margaret M. Ledford, The Cake is an emotional and funny play about Della, a baker whose deeply held beliefs are suddenly challenged when the girl she helped raise requests she make the wedding cake for her and the woman she loves.

Tickets to The Cake — $45, $50 — are available now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling 305-949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

About The Cake:
Life is sweet for Della who makes cakes, not judgment calls — those she leaves to her husband, Tim. Della’s North Carolina bakery is legendary; she’s been cast on her favorite television baking competition, and now Jen, her late best friend’s daughter, has come home from New York with the news she’s getting married and wants Della to make her wedding cake.

Then Della learns Jen’s fiancé is actually a fiancée, and Della’s fear of change becomes the main ingredient threatening to spoil everyone’s happily ever after.

The Cake was an off-Broadway hit last season, with numerous productions currently in theaters around the country. The Cake is part of the Arsht Center’s 2019-20 Theater Up Close Series which is supported by Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen and WLRN. Stearns Weaver Miller is a supporting sponsor for The Cake. City Theatre, longtime producers of the annual Summer Shorts and Winter Shorts festivals, joins the Arsht Center’s 2019-20 Theater Up Close Series with this full-length comedy-drama.


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