Other Plays by Sheri Wilner
Wilner, Sheri (American playwright, 19__-____), “_Bake Off,”
a 20-minute comedy in English, set Pillsbury Baking Competition, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 1997,
© 2001 by Sheri Wilner;
• in Sheri Wilner’s Bake Off (New York: Playscripts, Inc., ____);
• script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., http://www.playscripts.com.
_______ (m), __, _______; _______ (m), __, _______; _______ (f), __, contestant.
"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."--Playscripts, Inc. - Bake Off, http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=189, accessed February 12, 2009.
• SET Two tables, with cooking and baking props.
• Adult language and content.
• Premiered Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, NYNew York, U.S.A., July 1-30, 2001.
• "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)
• "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."
• "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.
• Page mounted February 12, 2009, by the site Webmaster.
contest, gender war.