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Bryan Doty



Iowa Stage Theatre Company

PO Box 13466

Des Moines, IA 50310


Matthew McIver



Iowa Stage Theatre Company

111 11th Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

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The Cake

By Bekah Brunstetter

Content Advisory: This play contains mature language and depictions of sexual situations.

Mar 27 - Apr 5, 2020

Sponsored By

Operational support provided in part by Bravo Greater Des Moines.

About The Play

Why Would She Say No?

A young woman returns to her North Carolina hometown to ask her deceased mother’s best friend to bake her wedding cake. But she’s marrying a woman, and the friend, very religious, refuses. And then things, including a baking reality TV show and dormant marriage, get very, very interesting.

Facts About The Play

  • From a writer of the hit TV show This Is Us

  • Inspired by the events that led to the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court case

Promotional Video​

The Cake Promotional Video




Adult - $39

Senior - $35

Student/Young Professional - $25

Veterans/Service Members - $25

Group tickets available for parties of 10+. Contact us to request more information on group ticket options.

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Venue & Parking

The Stoner Theater

221 Walnut St

Des Moines, IA 50309


There are parking ramps at 3rd & Court Ave. and at 4th & Grand Ave. Metered street parking and limited, free bridge parking is also available.

First-Timer's Guide

Learn about additional details for your visit by viewing out First-Timer's Guide, here.