Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Presents:

The Cake

Playhouse Theatre | $42 Adult | $40 Senior

Jan. 30 - Mar. 1 | Thurs. - Sat., 8p & Sun., 3p

Show Details

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Steve Scott

Preview: Thursday, Jan. 30, 8p with a free pre-show discussion from 6:45 – 7:15p
Opening Night: Friday, Jan. 31, 8p
Post-Show Discussion: Friday, Feb. 7

It’s not a wedding without a little drama and a lot of love. Della’s bakery in Winston Salem, North Carolina is a landmark baked with love. When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her ‘goddaughter’ asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it’s hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from a writer of NBC’s hit “This Is Us.” Contains adult themes and language.

2019 Non-Profit of the Year award at the 56th Annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards

Panel Discussions

For those that would enjoy it, we have chosen to host some ‘cake breaks,’ where respectful conversation, with a panel of people from our community, guiding the discussion, can occur, while sharing cake. View the schedule below.

Sunday, Feb. 2,
in MAC room 117
Sunday, Feb. 16,
in MAC room 117
Sunday, March 1,
in MAC room 140
Featured: Dana Thompson,
College of DuPage Counseling Faculty and Pastor Jared
Olson from St Paul
Lutheran Church.
Featured: Jacob Kniep Founder/President of
OUTspoken Illinois, and Pastor
Seth Carey of First
Congregational Church
of Glen Ellyn.
Featured: Pastor Jay Moses
from Wheaton’s Hope
Presbyterian Church and Jacob Kniep Founder/President
of OUTspoken Illinois.
Moderator: Dennis Emano,
College of DuPage
Counseling Faculty
Moderator: Nathania Montes, College of DuPage Associate
Dean, Counseling and Advising
Moderator: John Rodgers, Retired United Church of Christ Minister


Download the Program Below

Download the Study Guide Below

Contains adult themes and language.


ASL-interpreted performance on Thursday, Feb. 20, 8p

ASL interpreters will be located near the stage for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, seated in an area of the theater that gives the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. To access reserved seating in view of the interpreters for a signed performance, call the box office at 630.942.4000 or 630.858.9692 (TDD).


Interested in becoming a subscriber? Call the MAC Box Office at 630.942.4000.
For information about group sales, contact Kat Kazmierski at
kazmierskik@cod.edu or 630.942.3026.

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