SILVERTHORNE, CO - March 15, 2019 - The Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) is set to open its 25th Anniversary Season with the new comedy The Cake by Emmy-nominated writer Bekah Brunstetter of NBC’s This Is Us.
Just as Della is about to be a contestant on the Great American Baking Show, her best friend’s daughter asks her to bake her wedding cake. Della is overjoyed until she learns the bride’s spouse-to-be is another bride, and her world is turned upside down. Funny and engaging, The Cake includes smart dialogue and hilarious uses of buttercream frosting.
The Cake is directed by Melissa Livingston, who is excited to be directing her first production at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. “Summit County is a beautiful place,” says Livingston. “You cannot get a more beautiful place than Summit County. But I also think [the LDTC staff] have created a special culture here, and I am really excited to be a part of it, interact with the artists here and bring a beautiful story to the people of this county.”
Livingston also said audiences could expect to laugh when they come to see the show.
The play features three actors returning to the LDTC after previous engagements: Victoria Bundonis (La Cage Aux Folles), Claire Kennedy (Constellations), and Nina Waters (Pretty Fire). Rounding out the cast is Kenneth Wayne Bradley.
Bundonis, who takes on the role of Della, shared why she is excited about The Cake. “To me this show is about love and listening and getting beyond labels. It reminds us that people are not always the villains or heroes we see at first glance. Its message is timely,” Bundonis says.
“We are excited for our 25th Anniversary Season where we look at the connections we make with the community, family, and strangers that surround us. With Brunstetter’s new play, we get to see both sides of this topic in a loving, touching and hilarious way,” says LDTC Artistic Director Chris Alleman.
The Cake opens Friday, March 15 and runs through March 31. Performance times are 6:30 PM on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Cake features scenic design by Brian Mallgrave, lighting design by Colin Riebel, costume design by Nikki Harrison, sound design by Damien Figueras and properties design by Kevin Carson. The Cake is directed by Melissa Livingston and stage managed by Brendan Cullen.
The Cake contains adult language, brief partial nudity, and sexual situations. It is recommended for mature audiences.
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company appreciates and recognizes The Cake’s business supporters: The Town of Silverthorne, The Summit Foundation, Bella Design & Planning, Heavenly Times Hot Tubs and Billiards, Affinity Wealth Management, Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate, and Breckenridge Grand Vacations.