Cooking Up a Story

Nicholas’ life-long dream of opening a bakery has finally come true. But when an ex-employee laces the dough with rat poison, will his dreams die, along with his patrons? Studio 501 presents The Bakery, and it seems they have it in the bag…uette.

Things heat up for Pace Studio 501 on February 22-26 as they present The Bakery. Written and directed by Pace student Brandon Pfeltz and starring Pace students, The Bakery is a dark comedy about Nicholas, a middle-aged man who sells all of his possessions to follow his life-long dream of opening a bakery. He soon realizes that he has no talent for baking and the only customers are his friends who take pity on him. But when a disgruntled ex-employee laces the dough with rat poison, which makes the bread taste delicious, things begin to look up for the little bakery…sort of. As the business takes off, the customers begin to die. Nicholas is faced with a moral dilemma that we all must face sometime in our lives: Do we come clean, or do we keep our mouths shut and sell our friends and neighbors death packaged in a mouthwatering crisp French baguette?

Showtimes are at 8:00 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. on the NYC Campus. Tickets are very limited so reservations are recommended. To reserve tickets, please email

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