A reading of "The Cake" with Everyman Theatre's Salon Series
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About The Event
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
That quote is preparing you for another thought provoking adventure inside the mind of a playwright. Bekah Brendstetter, whose work “The Cake," drawn from her formative years growing up in in a conservative North Carolina town, takes us inside a bakery in a devout Baptist community. We meet the proprietor and master baker, with a penchant for southern hospitality, feeling conflicted and put upon by societal pressures to embrace the marriage equality movement.
Go out with us to Everyman Theatre to enjoy a reading of “The Cake” as part of their groundbreaking Salon Series featuring women playwrights. Each selection is curated and directed by women from Everyman Theatre’s Resident Acting Company in their ultra-cool rehearsal hall .
The social setting is a great place for theater lovers and the curious to gather in a casual, fluid environment. You may stand at their bar top tables or sit. Light bites are included. You may choose to enjoy their cash bar offering cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
In this installment, art imitates life as we are drawn into a conflict between a baker and a betrothed gay couple, one of whom our baker shares a personal history with, over a wedding cake order. The clashes are multi-dimensional, highlighting “red state/blue state” conflicts, blue-collar/white collar divisions, religious traditions, sexuality - and so much more - in this complex, yet well thought out story that highlights the inward significance of each character in this play leaving each with their dignity intact in the midst of a culture war.
Hang out with Mixolo and do good art. You’ll be glad you did.
What's included in my ticket price?
We'll gather early, 6:00PM, to connect and engage in a semi-private space for our Mixolo group and enjoy a light pre-performance snack included with your ticket. Cocktails, wine and beer as well as non-alcoholic beverage choices are available self-pay at the Everyman Theatre bar in the rehearsal room. The reading begins at 7:00PM.
Is this event restricted to Mixolo early adopter members and interested event hosts?
No. In order to attend this Mixolo-sponsored event, we ask that you register with Mixolo in mind as a social network that you will consider joining. We are a network of solo adults pursuing the things we love to do and sharing enriching experiences with other like-minded adults.
Tickets to this performance are open to the public on the Everyman Theater website. Tickets for this Mixolo experience at the theater are only available here.
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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age for this event will be 18. Please be prepared to present your state ID or driver’s license upon request as alcoholic beverages will be offered.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Everyman Theatre is located at 315 West Fayette Street, near the Hippodrome Theatre and the Historic Lexington Market. There are a number of public transportation and parking options detailed on their website: http://everymantheatre.org/directions-parking
Top choice for parking: The Atrium Parking Garage is an attended garage located across the street from the theatre. On performance dates the Atrium will have two entrances open, one on Fayette Street and the other on Eutaw. Parking at the Atrium Garage is $11 and up, depending on area events.
There are other garages and limited street parking in the vicinity.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
How will cancellations be handled?
Mixolo will be required to make advance payments for this type of event. Cancellations may be made for a full refund up to 7 days before the event.
Is there a dress code?
No formal dress code, however, we ask that you consider business casual for this event.
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