CENTER PLAYERS COMMUNITY THEATRE
Center Players Community Theatre has been producing plays locally in Madison, Mississippi for more than fifteen years. Considering their audience of mostly Southern clientele, they chose the Red Velvet Cake War as their spring production. They needed a poster design that would reflect the comedic nature of the show as well as legally meet the copy requirements set by the production company.
The Red Velvet Cake War is a slapstick comedy about a family reunion in rural Texas. Reading the script immediately brought images of red velvet cake to mind, as well as some other odds and ends such as a turnip, a can of whipped cream, and a fake, glass eye. Using these items I decided to hand draw a picnic-esque still life. To further personalize the poster, I also included some hand drawn text that looked like whipped cream.