John J. Caswell, Jr.’s Cake gets a one-night-only reading September 2 at Dixon Place in Manhattan, with a cast including Molly Pope (A Star is Born), Amanda Duarte (Dead Darlings), Adam Enright (2Scoops), James Jackson (The Black-Ups), Andrew Rincón and Emily Pintel (Dream of the Red Chamber).
In Cake, according to the show’s creator, “a reality show has descended upon a small Denver-based bakery. Negatively covered in the press for its refusal to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples, business has plummeted and Lotta and Laszlo Daniels are at risk of losing their livelihood. A gender-fluid femme queer with lots of hair in many places aims to bring the bigoted and lovable owners into the 21st century through complete transformation and assimilation aired on national television. A talking wedding cake presides as chaperone, ringmaster, and all-seeing eye.”
Actual cake is being served at the 7:30 PM reading.
For tickets, visit dixonplace.org/performances/cake. Dixon Place is located at 161 Chrystie Street.