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  The Cake at McAninch Arts Center

The Cake

McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn

Della's bakery in Winston-Salem, N.C. is a landmark, largely because of the love and care she takes in following recipes. When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her "goddaughter," asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it is hard for Della to follow one of her tried and true set of instructions for a perfect outcome. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from writer/supervising producer of NBC's hit "This is Us."

Presented by Buffalo Theatre Ensemble

Thru - Mar 1, 2020

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: $42

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 630-942-4000



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Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...It is in our DNA to want to be loved, accepted, and understood. But it doesn't always turn out that way. Jen tries much too hard to be accepted by a woman whose thinking is in a very different place from her own. She claws and begs Della to approve of her and her partner. But to what end? It's very hard for Jen (and by extension for Macy) when her next-of-kin fails to understand who she is and what she has become. Though she may not agree with Jen, at least Della listens and reflects on some of what she has to say. There are so many people who don't even care to try."
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Julia W. Rath


   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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