“A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns.” Oba is holding on to the last threads of his old life and is determined to maintain what he can by any means necessary. Cake is a story about the things we use, how we are used, and what happens when we are all used up. Written by Governor General’s Award nominee DM St. Bernard the play is a stark and poetic musing on the nature of survival. Cake is a part of the 54ology: St. Bernard’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa. The show is written in reference to Niger’s uranium mining.
Produced by New Harlem Productions with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille.
Written by: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Direction by: Clare Preuss
Assistant Direction by: Kwaku Okyere
Performances by: Jamie Robinson, Yolanda Bonnell, Ash Knight and Tsholo Khalema
Costumes by: Elizabeth Traicus
Lighting by: Echo Zhou
Set by: Jackie Chau
Composition and Sound Design by: Maddie Bautista
Movement Consulting by: Pulga Muchochoma
Art by: Mary Wong
Stage Management by: Heather Bellingham
Egg Rolls with Andy: Wednesday November 22, 2017 starting at 6:45pm (7:30pm show time)
Relaxed Performance: Saturday November 25, 2017 at 2pm
Audio Described Performance: Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2pm