Bekah Brunstetter's play is about a conservative baker who has to decide if she can bake a cake for her friend’s lesbian daughter. Really, it's about whether we can find a way to talk to each other.
Thursday, we’re talking about the latest play from Salt Lake Acting Company. It’s the story of a conservative baker who has to choose between her convictions and her love for her oldest friend’s lesbian daughter. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter says it’s today’s vitriol that made her want to write a piece with a conservative protagonist who wasn’t “the enemy.” Brunstetter and others join us to talk about our divisions and the power of listening and love. “Love,” says the baker, “is always harder.”
Salt Lake Acting Company's production of The Cake runs through March 10, with weekday evening performances and weekend matinees and evening performances. For more information on the schedule and to buy tickets, visit saltlakeactingcompany.org
- Playwright Bekah Brunstetter
- Director Justin Ivie
- Cast Latoya Cameron, Joe Crnich, Carianne H. Jones, and Betsy West.
For years, the Salt Lake Acting Company has used its productions to address social justice through its casting and the plays it selects. But SLAC Executive Artisitic Director Cynthia Flemming said their choices have taken on a greater urgency at a time when the country is deeply divided.