By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeffrey Meanza
from the writer of NBC’s “This is Us”
With cake so good you could take a nap in it, a surprise lesbian wedding, and a reality show announcer whose narrative style can get a little too personal, this sweet comedy just might make you laugh until you cry. Frosting will fly as Della tries to figure out how her faith and her love for family can co-exist.
“refreshing and heartening”
“a fresh and funny voice”
Due to language and adult themes, we recommend this play to audiences 16 and older.
95 minutes. There will be no intermission.
Friday, September 29
“LGBTQ Lives in the South: Representation and Experience in the Real World of The Cake.”
UNC students who identify as LGBTQ will be discussing The Cake’s depiction of LGBTQ life, including aspects of community, family, and self. They will also be critically analyzing the representation of LGBTQ characters and relationships in the play. We hope you will join us in this conversation with an open heart and open mind.”
Saturday, September 30—matinee
“Cake and Critical Intersectionality: Slices and Speakers on Food, Faith, and Family”
- Nancie McDermott, author of Southern Cakes, food writer and photographer, native North Carolinian, UNC Graduate
- Kendall Vanderslice, Edible Theology, MTS student Duke Divinity, MLA Gastronomy Boston University
- Elijah Heyward III, UNC American Studies PhD candidate, Yale Divinity