The Cake

By Bekah Brunstetter

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl 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.

“Wow! …puts a deeply personal, delightfully down-home face on the Gay-Wedding-Cake Wars …I cried, I learned, I loved.” - StageSceneLA

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Wine & Cupcake Tasting on the set of The Cake

Join us on the set of our production of The Cake for a delicious Wine and Cupcake Tasting featuring mini-cupcakes form Caitlin's Cakery!


You will sit on stage in Della's Bakery and enjoy 5 unique wines which will be paired with decadent mini-cupcakes from local baker, Caitlin Weems, owner and operator of Caitlin's Cakery.

YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKET OR RESERVE YOUR SEAT IN ADVANCE and YOU MUST BE ON TIME.

Tickets are only $35* per person. Wine will be available to purchase by the bottle. All proceeds from wine sold go to benefit CT's 2022 Main Stage line-up of shows!

*PLUS...if you stay for the performance of The Cake, you can buy your ticket for ONLY $15 - that's 30% off the door price!

Join our Backstage Wine Club and save 10% on your tasting price! Details are at www.cumberlandhteatre.com.

So...grab your favorite wine buddy and join us for a sweet evening at the Cumberland Theatre!

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Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

This timeless tragedy brings to life the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign.


A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.

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Company

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage.

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True West

by Sam Shepard

This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale.

“It's clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius; the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another.” – San Francisco Chronicle

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Rock of Ages

By Chris D’Arienzo
Featuring the music of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more!

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock 'n' roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it's too late?

“As the show opens with blinding lights, shredding guitars and hammer-handed drumming, even nonbelievers may start inhaling the Aqua Net and embracing their inner rocker.” – Variety

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August: Osage County

by Tracy Letts

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

"This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great American family plays." —Time Magazine

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The Haunting of Hill House

By F. Andrew Leslie
From the novel by Shirley Jackson

Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker. Its isolation is broken by the arrival of Dr. Montague, an investigator of supernatural phenomena who has been granted a short lease by the present owner. His mission is to delve into the morbid history of the house and to come to grips with the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable for many years. He is joined by three others, all unacquainted, but all having their particular reasons for accepting the invitation to share his Hill House sojourn. Their visit begins with jovial informality, but their sensibilities are soon jolted by strange and eerie occurrences. As they struggle to disguise their mounting fears they are joined by Dr. Montague’s wife and a friend, who have come to Hill House for purposes of their own. They too are absorbed by the supernatural, but their approach is via direct communication with the departed spirits which brings on a crisis in which the evil forces of Hill House are goaded to a new and fatal fury.

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Elf the Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Music by Matthew Sklar

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf starring Will Ferrell and James Caan.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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Ticket Pricing:
Adult: $20.00 (online/advance), $22.00 at the door

Senior $18.00 (online/advance), $20.00 at the door

Student: $12.00 (online/advance), $15.00 at the door
Group Discount available

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