MA, the mother, ages from 75-85; Jewish; smart but uneducated; tough as nails; European (Polish/Russian) by birth; has slight accent.
BARRIE, the daughter, ages from 35-45; Jewish; smart and educated; tough as nails; American; assimilated.
CAKEWALK was originally entitled “Christmas Babies.” It was produced at Laurelgrove Theater, Studio City, California, April-May 2002. Accepted as staged reading in “Springboard Series” (at JCC, Manhattan NY). The play was read as part of The NY Chapter of the National Television Academy play reading series, NYC, March 15, 2004.
Renamed CAKEWALK, this play was read at the Manhattan Theatre in October 2005. CAKEWALK was (May 2006) a second place winner in the eighth national readers theatre competition of The Open Book. CAKEWALK was then produced at Main Street Theater, Houston, Texas, Main Stage, October 29 – November, 27, 2011.
Houston Public Radio Front Row Interview with the Actors and Director: – https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/2011/11/18/31237/main-street-theater-cakewalk-by-nalsey-tinberg/
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Approximately 2 hours
Preview available here