‘The Cake’ at Williamston Theater ripped from headlines

Della, played by Julia Glander, in the Williamston Theater production of "The cake" by Bekah Brunstetter.

The Williamston Theater presents a play whose story is timely and remains a burning cultural issue in America. Some may call it, “ripped off the headlines”. The seed of the story comes from a trial in Colorado that happened a few years ago.

In this iteration, a successful North Carolina baker is called by her deceased best friend’s daughter to bake a cake for her upcoming wedding. What the baker soon learns is that the girl is marrying another woman, and one of a different race. Della, the baker, is forced to rethink her values, beliefs and morals.

Although it is a serious subject, it is told with great humor and warmth by playwright Bekah Brunstetter. Jasmine Rivera, the director, says, “The great thing about the play is that it’s grounded in a very real human experience.