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Saturday Show added – September 24th!

Orcas Center Presents on Center Stage

The Cake

September 15,16,17 at 7pm (Th,F, Sat)
September 18 at 2pm (Sun)
September 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7pm (W,Th,F,Sa)

Tiered Ticket Pricing: $47, $25, $15

Orcas Center charges a $2 per ticket fee**Orcas Center’s Tiered Ticket Pricing is based on the needs of your family. The variant in pricing is not based on seat location or dates of performances, rather, what you’re able to afford to help us to maintain our facilities and create quality programming.

Tier A is the true cost per patron of putting on show at the Orcas Center, Tier B is our standard rate, also subsidized by our generous donors, Tier C is a rate subsidized by our generous donors. **

COVID Policy Update:
Masks are require in the theatre and lobby, except where refreshments are being served.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to work to keep our artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons healthy.
Each ticket includes a taste of the featured cake of the evening!

Note: Strong Adult Language – Parental Guidance Suggested


The Cake

A play by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Melinda Milligan

For the first time since COVID, Orcas Center opens the Black Box doors for The Cake, a play by Bekah Brunstetter directed by Melinda Milligan and stars an all-local cast: Lisa Spesard as Della, Travis King as Tim, Claire Orser as Jen, Sofia Poe as Macy, and Yotam Zohar as the voice of George.

In The Cake we meet Della, a proud baker who makes cakes not judgement calls — those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the young woman she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, 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 Cake is a charming story of a journey to acceptance with the primary location being in a bakery. While there will be many prop cakes on display, each night there is a special “featured” cake that was masterfully created by an Orcas Island baker. Join us after the show for a reception highlighting these culinary treats from Mary and Ron at The Orcas Store, Beth Smith, Michelle Reed, Kate Johnson, Rachel Taylor, Lisa Murphy, Helen Huber, and Marilyn Andrews. Many thanks to all of our baking artists for helping us create such a special show!

Performances run September 15-23, with a matinee on Sunday, September 18. Please note: The Black Box Theatre at Orcas Center has limited seating, so there are only 40 tickets available each night. Tickets range from $15-$47. Parental Guidance suggested due to strong language and adult themes. Masking is required in the theatre.

Lisa Spesard as Della
Travis King as Tim
Claire Orser as Jen
Sofia Poe as Macy
Yotam Zohar as the voice of George

Lynda Sanders – Stage manager
Suzanne Gropper – Assistant director

Each ticket includes a taste of the featured cake of the evening!

Note: Strong Adult Language – Parental Guidance Suggested