Time and place: The future. A desolate, urban community.
The world is a gray dystopia, where a sexually transmitted plague has made human contact dangerous.
Intimacy has become a foreign concept to the surviving population, whose only glimmer of hope is the promise of a piece of cake dispensed by a mysterious cake provider who might very well be ruling the government.
“Barry’s dystopian comedy of a world where the safety of cake has replaced the dangers of sex is a fast-paced, tough-talking saga… an excellent playwright is perfecting his work before our eyes.” -Stephan Silvis, Willamette Weekly, Portland, Oregon, July 26, 2000.
“A PIECE OF CAKE is Barry’s dystopian comedy of a world where the safety of cake has replaced the dangers of sex. It is a fast-paced, tough-talking saga where an excellent playwright is perfecting his work before our eyes.” -Oregonian, July 26, 2000.
The World Premiere of A Piece of Cake was performed at The Stark Raving Theatre in Portland, Oregon; Artistic Director, Jim Wilhelm, July-August 2000:
ALBERT Tom Beckett
MERVIN Danial Flint
RUTH Megan Harris
BUFORD Jared Roylance
HERMAN Don Baham
DIRECTOR Jim Wilhelm
LIGHTING Jeff Woods