Bake Off

Bake Off
by Sheri Wilner

Productions (88)
  • Comedy
  • 15 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Two tables, with cooking and baking props

Bake Off
by Sheri Wilner

(2)
Productions (88)
  • Comedy
  • 15 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Two tables, with cooking and baking props

Last year, the largest cash prize in Bake Off history was awarded to a man; this year, one female contestant will make sure that the male entrants get their just desserts...

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $45
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

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Play Details

Last year, the largest cash prize in Bake Off history was awarded to a man; this year, one female contestant will make sure that the male entrants get their just desserts...

  • Comedy
  • 15 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Two tables, with cooking and baking props

Published Reviews

"Sheri Wilner has concocted an original and laugh-out-loud satire on gender roles... Bake Off is barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing and most of all compact; it accomplishes everything in 20 minutes tops."

Bruce Weber, The New York Times

"This short play is sure to have many productions...especially if it can be paired with an equally interesting, possibly contrasting, play. It will be a godsend to high school, college, and amateur theatre groups."

New York Theatre Wire

"Top honors go to Sheri Wilner's Bake Off, a devastatingly funny riff on the Pillsbury Bake-Off, in which contestant Rita, furious that a man won the previous year's grand prize for the first time, goes to any lengths to keep well-meaning Paul from repeating the other man's win."

CurtainUp

"This hilarious chapter in the battle of the sexes, a twisted take-off on the Pillsbury Bake-Off...is a wonderful piece, and it deserves to be performed more often..."

Julie Kistler, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette (Illinois)

"An uproarious release of closeted kitchen feminism, an explosively funny cry of 'foul' as another traditional woman's role (such as that of elementary teacher or nurse) is usurped by a man, once the job pays enough to warrant his effort."

Roger McBain, Evansville Courier & Post (Indiana)

"In Bake Off, the playwright Sheri Wilner has concocted an original and laugh-out-loud satire on gender roles. A brief one-act, it was the clear apex of this...Humana Festival of New American Plays here at the Actors Theater of Louisville... Bake Off is barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing and most of all compact; it accomplishes everything in 20 minutes tops."

Bruce Weber, New York Times

"Sheri Wilner's dark horse, dopey-sounding Bake Off was the unequivocal hit of the [Humana] Festival. Set at the Pillsbury Baking Competition in 1997 -- the year after the first-ever man took its first-ever million dollar prize -- Bake Off is crisply directed...bring[ing] out every nuance in Wilner's delicious writing... Truthfully, flour and eggs have never been so funny."

Jennie Webb, Backstage West

"Sheri Wilner's Bake Off mixes all the right ingredients into a compact tale of a female contestant in the Pillsbury Bake-Off who's on the warpath... Wilner is a name we should be hearing a lot more of."

Backstage

"Bake Off by Sheri Wilner is a comedy bordering on farce...a battle of the sexes that's both hilarious and thoughtful."

Bill Fark, North County Times (San Diego)

"Sheri Wilner triumphed with Bake Off, a 10-minute comedy pummeling the Pillsbury Doughboy..."

Tom Sellar, The Village Voice

"The icing on this cake was Sheri Wilner's Bake Off, a succinct and perfect mix of political wisdom and physical comedy. Rita is mightily scorched that the previous year, a man won the Pillsbury Bake-Off for the first time, walking off with the contest's largest prize ever. Her righteous indignation boils over, and the result includes a hilariously unpleasant rhubarb with the Pillsbury Doughboy. His giggle will never sound quite the same way again."

Jay Weitz, Columbus Alive

"The best developed show of the weekend was a comic romp, Bake Off by Sheri Wilner... Bake Off rises above the rest.

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Production History

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DEC 05, 2018 - DEC 05, 2018
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
SEP 18, 2018 - SEP 22, 2018
Garland High School
Garland, TX United States
Garland High School Garland, TX United States
MAR 08, 2018 - MAR 11, 2018
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA United States
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA United States
APR 13, 2017 - APR 13, 2017
Tofield School
Tofield, AB Canada
Tofield School Tofield, AB Canada
JUN 24, 2016 - JUL 10, 2016
Garfield Center for the Arts
Chestertown, MD United States
Garfield Center for the Arts Chestertown, MD United States
MAY 31, 2016 - JUN 02, 2016
School District Of Haverford Township
Havertown, PA United States
School District Of Haverford Township Havertown, PA United States
APR 14, 2016 - APR 15, 2016
Lampman School
Lampman, SK Canada
Lampman School Lampman, SK Canada
APR 09, 2016 - APR 09, 2016
Our Town Players
South Haven, MI United States
Our Town Players South Haven, MI United States
MAR 25, 2015 - MAR 25, 2015
Seminole High School
Tampa, FL United States
Seminole High School Tampa, FL United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 05, 2014
Seminole High School
Clearwater, FL United States
Seminole High School Clearwater, FL United States
APR 30, 2014 - APR 30, 2014
Belton School District #124
Independence, MO United States
Belton School District #124 Independence, MO United States
MAR 28, 2014 - MAR 28, 2014
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Boston, MA United States
The Learning Center for the Deaf Boston, MA United States
NOV 07, 2013 - NOV 08, 2013
Hawkeye Drama Club
Waterloo, IA United States
Hawkeye Drama Club Waterloo, IA United States
AUG 23, 2013 - AUG 23, 2013
Our Town Players
South Haven, MI United States
Our Town Players South Haven, MI United States
MAY 10, 2013 - JUN 08, 2013
Sandgate Theatre Inc.
Brisbane, QLD Australia
Sandgate Theatre Inc. Brisbane, QLD Australia
APR 15, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
Richardson High School
Richardson, TX United States
Richardson High School Richardson, TX United States
JAN 09, 2013 - JAN 13, 2013
Jesuit College Preparatory
Dallas, TX United States
Jesuit College Preparatory Dallas, TX United States
MAY 09, 2012 - MAY 09, 2012
Northern Burlington County Regional High School
Columbus, NJ United States
Northern Burlington County Regional High School Columbus, NJ United States
APR 25, 2012 - APR 25, 2012
American School Of Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
American School Of Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates
NOV 17, 2011 - NOV 20, 2011
Tater Patch Players Inc
Jasper, GA United States
Tater Patch Players Inc Jasper, GA United States
FEB 09, 2011 - FEB 12, 2011
Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
Kingston, PA United States
Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School Kingston, PA United States
JAN 07, 2011 - JAN 16, 2011
Las Cruces Community Theater
Las Cruces, NM United States
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DEC 10, 2010 - DEC 12, 2010
Rockland Country Day School
Congers, NY United States
Rockland Country Day School Congers, NY United States
DEC 10, 2010 - DEC 11, 2010
Drury University Theatre Department
Springfield, MO United States
Drury University Theatre Department Springfield, MO United States
NOV 19, 2010 - NOV 21, 2010
Winthrop University Department Of Theatre And Dance
Rock Hill, SC United States
Winthrop University Department Of Theatre And Dance Rock Hill, SC United States
APR 11, 2010 - APR 11, 2010
Seton Hill University Theatre
Greensburg, PA United States
Seton Hill University Theatre Greensburg, PA United States
MAR 04, 2010 - MAR 04, 2010
Musselman Theatre, Inc.
Lexington, KY United States
Musselman Theatre, Inc. Lexington, KY United States
NOV 13, 2009 - NOV 13, 2009
Musselman Theatre, Inc.
Morgantown, WV United States
Musselman Theatre, Inc. Morgantown, WV United States
MAY 13, 2009 - MAY 13, 2009
Northern Burlington County Regional High School
Columbus, NJ United States
Northern Burlington County Regional High School Columbus, NJ United States
MAY 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2009
Washington High School, Speech Team
Washington, IA United States
Washington High School, Speech Team Washington, IA United States
FEB 05, 2009 - FEB 07, 2009
Theatre Intime
Princeton, NJ United States
Theatre Intime Princeton, NJ United States
JAN 24, 2009 - FEB 07, 2009
Washington High School, Speech Team
Danville, IA United States
Washington High School, Speech Team Danville, IA United States
NOV 06, 2008 - NOV 08, 2008
Goodpasture Christian High School
Madison, TN United States
Goodpasture Christian High School Madison, TN United States
MAR 13, 2008 - MAR 14, 2008
Hickman High School
Columbia, MO United States
Hickman High School Columbia, MO United States
MAR 06, 2008 - MAR 07, 2008
Coral Glades High School
Coral Springs, FL United States
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FEB 27, 2008 - MAR 02, 2008
Bethel University
St. Paul, MN United States
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JAN 10, 2008 - JAN 12, 2008
Jesuit College Preparatory School
Dallas, TX United States
Jesuit College Preparatory School Dallas, TX United States
DEC 03, 2007 - DEC 06, 2007
College Of William And Mary
Williamsburg, VA United States
College Of William And Mary Williamsburg, VA United States
NOV 29, 2007 - NOV 29, 2007
North Kingstown High School
North Kingstown, RI United States
North Kingstown High School North Kingstown, RI United States
OCT 24, 2007 - OCT 26, 2007
Directing 2 Play Festival
Murray, KY United States
Directing 2 Play Festival Murray, KY United States
OCT 10, 2007 - OCT 13, 2007
The Balagula Theatre Company
Lexington, KY United States
The Balagula Theatre Company Lexington, KY United States
SEP 21, 2007 - SEP 22, 2007
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Plains Public Schools
Plains, MT United States
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MAY 17, 2007 - MAY 19, 2007
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA United States
Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA United States
MAY 03, 2007 - MAY 05, 2007
Edgewood College
Madison, WI United States
Edgewood College Madison, WI United States
APR 27, 2007 - APR 28, 2007
Worcester Academy
Worcester, MA United States
Worcester Academy Worcester, MA United States
APR 14, 2007 - APR 14, 2007
American River College
Sacramento, CA United States
American River College Sacramento, CA United States
APR 13, 2007 - APR 14, 2007
Churchmice Players Society
Camrose, AB Canada
Churchmice Players Society Camrose, AB Canada
APR 01, 2007 - APR 30, 2007
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse
Avondale, AZ United States
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse Avondale, AZ United States
MAR 01, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse
Avondale, AZ United States
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse Avondale, AZ United States
JAN 19, 2007 - JAN 27, 2007
Evergreen Players
Evergreen, CO United States
Evergreen Players Evergreen, CO United States
DEC 04, 2006 - DEC 04, 2006
University Of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR United States
University Of Central Arkansas Conway, AR United States
JUN 18, 2006 - JUN 19, 2006
Arden Theatre Company
Philadelphia, PA United States
Arden Theatre Company Philadelphia, PA United States
MAY 20, 2006 - MAY 20, 2006
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Bethesda, MD United States
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Bethesda, MD United States
APR 27, 2006 - APR 28, 2006
St. Augustine Catholic High School
Tucson, AZ United States
St. Augustine Catholic High School Tucson, AZ United States
APR 24, 2006 - APR 25, 2006
Manor College Theater Guild
Jenkintown, PA United States
Manor College Theater Guild Jenkintown, PA United States
MAR 01, 2006 - MAR 24, 2006
Hermon High School
Hermon, ME United States
Hermon High School Hermon, ME United States
FEB 10, 2006 - FEB 12, 2006
Greenhills High School
Ann Arbor, MI United States
Greenhills High School Ann Arbor, MI United States
JAN 21, 2006 - JAN 21, 2006
Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA United States
Ottumwa High School Ottumwa, IA United States
DEC 31, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Stage East
Eastport, ME United States
Stage East Eastport, ME United States
NOV 17, 2005 - NOV 18, 2005
St. Bede Abbey - Academy
Peru, IL United States
St. Bede Abbey - Academy Peru, IL United States
JUL 07, 2005 - JUL 09, 2005
The Trollwood Performing Arts School
Fargo, ND United States
The Trollwood Performing Arts School Fargo, ND United States
MAY 24, 2005 - MAY 24, 2005
Ruskin High School
Kansas City, MO United States
Ruskin High School Kansas City, MO United States
MAY 19, 2005 - MAY 21, 2005
Prince Theatre Foundation
Chestertown, MD United States
Prince Theatre Foundation Chestertown, MD United States
MAY 10, 2005 - MAY 10, 2005
Lebanon Senior High School
Lebanon, MO United States
Lebanon Senior High School Lebanon, MO United States
APR 25, 2005 - APR 25, 2005
Arkansas State University Department Of Theatre
State University, AR United States
Arkansas State University Department Of Theatre State University, AR United States
APR 19, 2005 - APR 20, 2005
Hickman Mills High School
Kansas City, MO United States
Hickman Mills High School Kansas City, MO United States
FEB 03, 2005 - FEB 03, 2005
Holy Names Academy
Seattle, WA United States
Holy Names Academy Seattle, WA United States
JAN 28, 2005 - JAN 30, 2005
St. Bernard's School
St. Paul, MN United States
St. Bernard's School St. Paul, MN United States
JAN 15, 2005 - JAN 15, 2005
Thurmont Thespians
Frederick, MD United States
Thurmont Thespians Frederick, MD United States
DEC 09, 2004 - DEC 09, 2004
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY United States
Hartwick College Oneonta, NY United States
DEC 04, 2004 - DEC 04, 2004
Miami Beach Senior High School
Miami Beacc, FL United States
Miami Beach Senior High School Miami Beacc, FL United States
NOV 15, 2004 - NOV 15, 2004
Terry Sanford High School
Fayetteville, NC United States
Terry Sanford High School Fayetteville, NC United States
OCT 21, 2004 - OCT 21, 2004
Mandeville High School
Mandeville, LA United States
Mandeville High School Mandeville, LA United States
OCT 01, 2004 - OCT 17, 2004
Terrace Playhouse
Ansbach, Heidelberg, Germany
Terrace Playhouse Ansbach, Heidelberg, Germany
SEP 24, 2004 - SEP 26, 2004
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL United States
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL United States
JUL 22, 2004 - JUL 24, 2004
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San Diego, CA United States
N/A San Diego, CA United States
MAY 27, 2004 - JUN 03, 2004
Woodstock Theatre Company
Woodstock, GA United States
Woodstock Theatre Company Woodstock, GA United States
MAR 04, 2004 - MAR 06, 2004
Baldwin Players
Tifton, GA United States
Baldwin Players Tifton, GA United States
FEB 17, 2004 - FEB 17, 2004
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Cheyenne Mountain High School Colorado Springs, CO United States
JAN 24, 2004 - JAN 24, 2004
Washington High School
Washington, IA United States
Washington High School Washington, IA United States
NOV 20, 2003 - NOV 23, 2003
Texas A&M Univ-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX United States
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NOV 13, 2003 - NOV 15, 2003
Eureka High School
Eureka, CA United States
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NOV 05, 2003 - NOV 30, 2003
Screven County High School
Sylvania, GA United States
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JUN 01, 2002 - JUL 30, 2002
City Theatre Summer Shorts
Miami, FL United States
City Theatre Summer Shorts Miami, FL United States
APR 01, 2002 - APR 30, 2002
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
JUL 01, 2001 - JUL 30, 2001
Cherry Lane Theatre
New York, NY United States
Cherry Lane Theatre New York, NY United States
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
Sort by Most Recent
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JUN 01, 2002 - JUL 30, 2002
City Theatre Summer Shorts
Miami, FL United States
City Theatre Summer Shorts Miami, FL United States
APR 01, 2002 - APR 30, 2002
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
JUL 01, 2001 - JUL 30, 2001
Cherry Lane Theatre
New York, NY United States
Cherry Lane Theatre New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Heideman Award winner, National 10-Minute Play Contest, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2001

American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award nomination