Ayckbourn's Snake in the Grass Makes U.S. Premiere March 29

News   Ayckbourn's Snake in the Grass Makes U.S. Premiere March 29 The U.S. premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's Snake in the Grass — presented by the Salem K Theatre Company in Los Angeles — begins performances March 29.

Directed by Mark Rosenblatt, the official opening at the Matrix Theatre is scheduled for April 4. The limited engagement — part of the theatre company's Kilachand Series — will run through May 4.

The cast of Ayckbourn's thriller includes Nicola Bertram as Alice, Claire Jacobs as Miriam and Pamela Salem as Annabel. The creative team also features set designer Laura Fine Hawkes, lighting designer Leigh Allen, costume designer May Routh and sound designer Eric Snodgrass.

"Miriam," Snake in the Grass press notes state, "has selflessly cared for her father in their family home with the help of a creepily polite nurse, Alice, during his final years. As soon as he's found dead, Miriam's older sister, Annabel, returns after thirty years in Tasmania to learn that Daddy has left the bulk of his fortune to Miriam. When Alice complains to Annabel that Miriam has unfairly fired her, she blackmails Annabel by claiming to have evidence that Miriam did, in fact, murder the old man. However, Miriam and Annabel join forces against their blackmailer, and before too long, Alice's body is hurtling down an old abandoned well. But that's when the nightmare really begins."

Show times are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

Tickets, priced $25-$30, are available by calling (323) 960-4420 or by visiting www.salemktheatreco.org. The Matrix Theatre is located at 7657 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, CA.

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