Cast and Creative Team Set for Rivendell’s THE CAKE

Cast and Creative Team Set for Rivendell’s THE CAKE

Pictured: Tara Mallen

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has announced the cast for the Midwest premiere of THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter.

Directed by Lauren Shouse, the production features Tara Mallen, Keith Kupferer, Krystel McNeil and Tuckie White.

The creative team includes ensemble member Janice Pytel (Costume Design), as well as Arnel Sancianco (Scenic Design), Cat Wilson (Lighting Design), Shannon Marie O’Neill (sound design) and Danielle Myerscough (Properties Design). The stage manager is Jenniffer Thusing and the “Cake Designer” is Erin Martin of ECBG cake+pastry studio.

From the press release: “Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown, so she heads down south with her partner to ask Della, her late mother’s best friend, to do the honors of making the wedding cake at her bakery. Della’s cakes are legendary,­ even earning her a spot as a contestant on the “Great American Baking Show.” She is overjoyed at Jen’s request­ until she realizes there’s not just one bride, but two, forcing her to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage. Faith, family and frosting collide in this touching and timely new play.”


THE CAKE  runs April 8 – May 20, 2018, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.

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