The Bakery

a staged reading of an original screenplay about love, family, and cupcakes

by Lisë Stern

What do you do when the love of your life takes a hike?

Joe Morgan works nonstop in his family bakery, waiting for his wife to return...even though said wife went and married the car dealer down the street and rarely sees their three teenage girls. Joe's daughters each look for their own answers to forsaken love. Life in the bakery heats up when Zara Boyajian comes to town to visit her college-student son. Zara pinch-hits as a cake decorator, but she is not all that she appears to be. Zara compels Joe to move out of the past and into the present, and Joe helps Zara face her own buried truths.

Featuring music by Sweet Wednesday


Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 8pm

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2pm (matinee!)


The Bakery was presented at Urban Promise Church, 52 Russell St., Somerville.



Fran Morgan

Dotty Moran / Corinne / Cynthia

Sue Spaulding / Gram / Mrs. Boyajian

Joe Morgan

Sammy Booth / Mr. Jones

Leon Vasquez / Grandpa / Duncan / Mr. Boyajian / Waiter / Emile

Rita Morgan

Marlene Morgan

Gregor Boyajian

Zara Boyajian

June / Stacy / Ellie / Doris

Miles / Teddy / David / Tom

Sonia Chintha

Nicole Kinsley

Jessica Viator

Briavel O'Reilly

Neil Marsh

Michael Simon

Stephen Bragg, Jr.

Nellie Farrington

Tianna Tagami

Zach Gillette

Cindy Bell

Jane Bartholemew

Andy Lebrun

Production Team

Writer / Director

Producer / House Manager

Technical Director

Script Doctor

Graphic Design

Program Design



Lisë Stern

Chris DeKalb

Hilary Caplan

Steve Rosenberger

Gilly Rosenthol

Danny Burau

Beckie Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter

Sweet Wednesday - Dave Falk and Lisa Housman