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Specialty Nights

  • Post-Show Discussion Nights October 14 & 27 and November 4, 2015
  • Pride Nights October 16 & November 6, 2015
  • Open Captioned Performances November 14 at 8PM, November 15, 2015 at 2PM and November 17, 2015 at 7:30PM

A Battle-of-the-Baking-Sexes World Premiere Musical

Cake Off

by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan & Adam Gwon

September 29 – November 22, 2015


A hilarious world premiere musical adaptation of Sheri Wilner’s riotous battle-of-the-baking-sexes play starring Sherri L. Edelen.

It’s the 50th Annual Millberry Cake Off. The legendary jackpot: one million dollars for the best homemade sugary delight. After a chilly pre-heating, hardy contestants Paul and Rita don their aprons, strap on their oven mitts and square off. Armed with whisks, bowls, knives and eggs, the two engage in an increasingly ludicrous all-out brawl… and only one can remain standing when the timer dings.

Ferociously funny, there’s nothing sweet about this wild musical satire, presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

“Sheri Wilner has concocted an original and laugh-out-loud satire on gender roles… barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing.” —The New York Times

The performance will last approximately ninety seven minutes with no intermission.

  • Cake Off is sponsored by Wesley Pickard and Jeanette Studley

  • The Reva and David Logan Foundation

    New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by The Reva and David Logan Foundation

  • Theatre Development Fund

    Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund.

  • Women's Voices Theater Festival
    Cake Off is presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

    More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce, in the fall of 2015, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights, highlighting both the scope of plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in and around the nation’s capital. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will be the largest collaboration of theater companies working simultaneously to produce original works by female writers in history.