The Bake Off
conceived by Cristina Alicea
directed by TBD
produced June 11-16, 2019
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm
Take one play, break it in three parts, add three directors and three casts, and--voilà!—you've got the 8th annual directing "bake off," an engaging exploration of the “ingredients" different directors use to create the same play.
Each performance is followed by a Q&A with the directors and audience. Stay tuned for more information about the play and the directors.
"The directors and actors have to fend for themselves in recreating, say, a train and a plane crash. Even a door. In other words, expect almost no tech from the VSC’s tripartite staging, but a ton of creativity. And therein lies even more fun, as much for the directors and actors as for the audience." - Seven Days
"It might be a conceit that entertains audiences with structural sleight-of-hand more than it illuminates them, but the production — and especially the question-and-answer session with the triumvirate of directors following the presentation — does offer a few insights into the mind of a director." - Burlington Free Press
“'The Bake Off' divides a popular play into three parts, each presented by a different director and cast. This year, the play was Christopher Durang’s wacky comedy, “Beyond Therapy,” and the cast changes Tuesday were made mid-scene — seamlessly and hilariously."