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THE CAKE

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
THE DELICIOUS NEW COMEDY
THE CAKE
BY BEKAH BRUNSTETTER

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday; May 29, 30 & 31 (8:00 PM)
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Redbud Productions continues its 21st year with this delightful new play by ‘This Is Us’ writer Bekah Brunstetter.

“Dramatically satisfying, intensely emotional …’The Cake’ manages to touch our hearts even as it tickles our funny bones – CurtainUp

All is going well for Della (Deb Wood). Her North Carolina bakery is legendary, her husband (Brad Sharp) is proud of her culinary accomplishments, and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition.

But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter Jen (Katie Whitney) comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman (Krystle Dellihue), she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all.

“Dramatically satisfying, intensely emotional ‘The Cake’ manages to touch our hearts even as it tickles our funny bones – CurtainUp

Cassie Mann as Emily Bridges in Redbud Productions' 'A Small Fire'

A Small Fire

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF THE
AWARD-WINNING OFF-BROADWAY FAMILY DRAMA
A SMALL FIRE
BY ADAM BOCK

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 30 – June 1 (8:00 PM)
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

General Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students & seniors
Limited front row café table seating for groups of 2 – 3 for $25 a seat;
Special group rate general seating price of $15 per ticket for groups of 10 or more

For reservations, call Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999 or visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Redbud Productions (voted 2011’s Best Stage Production Company by annarbor.com readers) is proud to present award-winning playwright Adam Bock’s critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play – A Small Fire, nominated for Best Play of 2011 as well as several other Drama Desk Awards.

Do not miss the Midwest premiere of this family drama by the author of The Receptionist. The New York Times raved that A Small Fire is “about the complex, ever-evolving nature of enduring relationships….funny and unexpectedly touching.”

Emily Bridges (Cassie Mann) loves her job as the owner of a high profile construction firm. She is confident, assured and runs a tight and successful organization. Her daughter (Dana Denha) is about to be wed and she is successfully married to an HR manager (Tim Grimes).

But, as she describes to her close employee (Brad Sharp), she does not approve of her daughter’s fiancé, is extremely uneasy at home, and is determined to stop her daughter’s wedding!

When something shocking and unexpected happens, Emily is called to re-examine what she cherishes most – and her family and friends must also closely examine their relationships to her. The result is, according to New York 1, “a play about … love (both parental and marital), health and friendship ….. beautifully conceived.”

A Small Fire is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Do not miss this wonderful play that Variety praised as an “unforgettable banquet.”