The Cake, a contemporary dramedy based on current events, opens at Salem’s Pentacle Theatre Feb. 28 and runs through March 21.


Della is a small-town baker in North Carolina, with a big passion for cakes and the Bible. Her husband, Tim, makes all of the decisions and she’s perfectly fine with that. One day, Jen — the girl Della practically raised as her own — comes back to town and asks Della to bake a cake for her wedding. Della is delighted until she meets Jen’s fiancée, Macy. Della’s faith and love of the Bible are challenged, and she must make one of the hardest decisions of her life.

This show is deliciously funny and explores how very different people can find a place of understanding.


The cast of Pentacle Theatre’s production of The Cake includes Jodi Mills Deming as Della, Joe Martin as Tim, Becky Bond as Jen and Claire Snyder as Macy.


What: The Cake, a contemporary dramedy by Bekah Brunstetter.

Directed by: Directed by Jennifer Gimzewski. Technical director Chris Benham.

When: Friday, Feb. 28 – Saturday, March 3. The show runs 90 minutes with no intermission.

Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon.

Suitability: The Cake is suitable for mature audiences who can handle its themes, explicit language, sexual references and implied nudity.

The Cake is generously sponsored by the Family of Alice Mary Norton.

Tickets: Range in price from $24-29.

  • $29 for opening night includes a catered post-show party.
  • $25 for Friday and Saturday evening performances.
  • $27 for Sunday matinee performances.
  • $24 for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.
  • Seniors, students and military are eligible for a $1.50 discount per ticket with ID.
  • Oregon Trail cardholders are eligible for a 50 percent discount per ticket.

Where to Buy: Pentacle Theatre performances can sell out early and we encourage you to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Advance tickets are available at Pentacle’s downtown Salem ticket office at 145 Liberty St. NE or by calling 503-485-4300 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, or online anytime at Tickets are also available at the theater box office 45 minutes before each performance.

Student Rush Tickets: Half-price student rush tickets for last-minute open seats are available at the theater box office 15 minutes before each performance with a school ID.

For more information: or call 503-485-4300.