The Cake

Venue: Stageworks Theatre Garza Mainstage

10760 Grant Road

Houston, Texas 77070

Directed by Lisa Garza

Tickets $21 - $29.50

The Cake

March 18-April 10, 2022

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls - those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiance is actually a fiancee, Della's life gets turned upside down. She can't really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.

"The play's tight narrative construction is apparent from the opening scene, which immediately seduces us with Della's bubbly charm [...] What's refreshing and heartening about The Cake is its characters' willingness to face their differences and limitations head-on [...] This is us as we could be, if we'd all just try a little harder." - Los Angeles Times.


"Recommended [...] State Raw Top 10 [...] a singularly savory dramedy that crystallizes a contentious issue and, with empathy for both sides, portrays it in an edifying and insightful way [...] I left the theatre feeling moved and enlightened." - Stage Raw.


"Brilliant [...} Powerful and meaningful [...} great writing [...] great direction [...] abundant wit and humor." - LA Post-Examiner. "Wow! [...] put a deeply personal, delightfully down-home face on the Gay-Wedding-Cake Wars [...] I cried, I learned, I loved." - StageSceneLA. 

Contains adult language and themes. For specific details, email our artistic director.