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New York | 1h 30m | In Previews: Opens Mar 05

The Cake

From 12 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

About the show

In MTC's new play, when a celebrated baker is asked to make a cake for lesbian wedding, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment, and family swirl around. More…

All is going well for Della (Debra Jo Rupp, “That 70s Show”, “This Is Us”). Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding to a woman. Written by Bekah Brunstetter ("This is Us.")

1h 30m | In Previews: Opens Mar 05 | New York City Center / Stage I (Midtown W)

During previews
Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You love cute & small stages. Clever & witty lines from Debra. Her character development & acceptance towards LGBTQ couple at the end.

Don't see it if You dislike inflexible & over the top dramatic character. Please tone Macy down because everyone is entitled to their own opinion & belief.

During previews
Funny, Delightful, Great acting

See it if Want to see a wonderful performance by Mary Jo Rupp

Don't see it if Are cranky

Also There is a lot of good things going on the stage at The Cake. I gave i... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you enjoy dessert, you want to see something profound, and/or you are a fan of Debra Jo Rupp.

Don't see it if you don't like smaller productions, mentions of religion make you uncomfortable, and/or LGBTQ characters make you uncomfortable.

Also Overall, it was a great play with a very good message. The acting was ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Balanced

See it if you want to see a clever, well-balanced play inspired by the infamous wedding cake Supreme Court case. Debra Jo Rupp shines in this role.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy theater that gets preachy or political or deals with LGBTQ issues.

Also Saw this last year at Barrington Stage Company (also with Rupp in the ... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a play that tackles serious issues in a light hearted way.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy humor and lightness around serious issues or small productions

Also Great performance by Rupp. The set is inviting with all of the beautif... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy politically relevant topics done in a loving way.

Don't see it if You do not like political topics on stage.

During previews
Entertaining, Too many themes

See it if You want to see a great performance by Rupp. The plot is weak and meanders in areas but she really delivers.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in plot themes about lesbians, religion, sexuality... among themes. You don’t like an intimate theater setting.

Also I really enjoyed Rupp’s performance. Pleasant surprise. I felt the rol... Read more Read less

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you want a well acted but basically light handed treatment of a serious issue. This could have been a more in depth play with some guts.

Don't see it if you want to delve more seriously into a controversial subject; prefer musicals and non-controversial dramas; you don't like cake

Also Basically a pleasant and only somewhat controversial treatment of a re... Read more Read less

During previews
Well acted, Pleasant, Well staged, High production values, Balanced view of prejudice (ugh)

See it if you'd like a balanced ("both sides deserve respect") treatmt of gay acceptce. Polished script, gd perfs, gr set. Some laughs. Air smells gr.

Don't see it if you want depth. TC is Tolerance Lite. Everyone's likable. Barely argues th intolernce is bigotry (it IS!) Sit-com-y vibe. 2019 deserves more

Also The Cake is like dessert...it is delicious and enjoyable, but not heal... Read more Read less

During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You Really like the 70’s show she is very good. The sets are pretty well done

Don't see it if You are bored and annoyed by a simplistic dull rendition of gay marriage vs fundamental religious values

During previews
Preachy, Banal, Good acting, Fun staging, Staid

See it if u want a light hearted but unadventurous depiction of well trodden themes (gay marriage, the Christian wedding cake debacle). Easy to digest

Don't see it if u expect edgy or clever. The set is fun, the lead is charming. The fiancée is indignant & dull. Not bad. Just didn't satisfy my sweet tooth

During previews
Ambitious, Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if You enjoy fluff without looking too deeply for meaning. A couple of good laughs dilute any serious statements about the struggle.

Don't see it if If you consider gay rights as an important issue not a joke by the religious right.

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