The Cake

[image: Tall white wedding cakes with pink roses]
The Cake
Runs May 15Jun 8, 2025
Written by:Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by:Lisa Mallette
Supported by:Producers Jonathan Karpf & Kathleen Zaretsky

Why you should see The Cake

Because this touching dramatic comedy stars real-life married couple Luisa Sermol (The Siegel) and Tom Gough (The Game’s Afoot, Stage Kiss) and is directed by Executive Artistic Director Lisa Mallette. Talk about a dream team!
Because the Los Angeles Times wrote a simply delicious review, saying: “What’s refreshing and heartening about The Cake is its characters’ willingness to face their differences and limitations head-on… This is us as we could be, if we’d all just try a little harder.”
Because cake.

Synopsis

Della and her North Carolina bakery are renowned for creating the most delicious, beautiful cakes. So it’s no surprise that when the girl she helped raise returns to the South, she asks Della to make her wedding cake. The surprise? There are two brides. Now, even as Della’s life is complicated by the unexpected chance to be on a reality baking show, she questions her beliefs and her marriage – and the true meaning of family, faith and frosting.

Details and special events

The Cake previews May 15 and 16, 2025, and runs through June 8. (No show on May 18.) By popular demand, we’ve added Saturday matinees and moved our Thursday start times to 7:30! Showtimes are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $31-$70 now with no fees! The Cake is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Bring a group of 10 or more and get 25% off the face value of each ticket. The discount is automatically applied when 10 or more tickets are in the cart. (Contact the box office if group members are paying separately.) If you are an employee of a fellow theater company seeking industry comps, please email us at least 48 hours in advance. Subject to availability.

Covid protocols:
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home, and don’t worry about your tickets. We’ll be happy to exchange them for another performance, free of charge. Masks are recommended indoors, except for select performances (details coming soon). Learn more about our Covid-19 protocols.

Special events:
Thursday, May 15, 8 p.m.: Pay What You Can Preview Night. (Call the box office at 408-295-4200 to name your own price.)
Friday, May 16, 8 p.m.: Preview Night.
Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m.: Opening Night.
Sunday, June 1, 2 p.m.: Mask required performance.

Parking and other info

Should you require ADA parking, email us or add a note to your order to reserve a spot in front of the glass doors. We will accommodate as many as possible. For everyone else, there’s free parking just a short walk away. The closest city lot is the First Street and I-280 Lot, under the freeway. Parking there is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays. Get real-time parking info at parksj.org.

The theater is wheelchair-accessible; book the ADA & Companion seats when buying tickets.

Due to the intimate size of our theater, we unfortunately are not able to seat late patrons. Thank you for your understanding.

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