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Theatre Faculty New Works Series: “Cake”

Cake, a new one-man show written and performed by Dex Edwards

Cake, a new one-man show

Ole Miss Theatre presents the world premiere of Cake: A Story Piece written and performed by Dex Edwards, associate professor of theatre arts, as part of our Faculty New Works Series.  The production will run Friday, January 24th and Saturday the 25th at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on January 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Meek Hall Auditorium.

Dex Edwards

Dex Edwards

Cake is one man portraying 26 characters and covering nearly 50 years of history.  This is fierce storytelling that blends hilarity with brutal honesty to create an experiential show that is as much an event as it is a performance.  All while baking a cake—shared with the audience, along with the recipe.  Cake: A Story Piece is Edwards’ second installment in a performance art trilogy and is part cooking show, part memoir, and in the tradition of spirited Theatre, part religious ritual.  Edwards takes seemingly incongruent subjects and mixes them with personal experiences to create the dramatic equivalent of a classic birthday confection:  balancing sweet, and salty elements with a few dashes of bitter.

Tickets for all performances are general admission, available at the door, for a $5 donation to the Ole Miss Theatre Scholarship Fund.  Seating is limited and tickets will be distributed on a “first come” basis.

For more information, email theatre@olemiss.edu or telephone (662) 915-5816.

Ole Miss Theatre is the production arm of the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre Arts and works to develop the performance, design, film, dance, and directing talents of students and faculty.