Casting Announced for U.S. Premiere of Ayckbourn's Snake in the Grass

News   Casting Announced for U.S. Premiere of Ayckbourn's Snake in the Grass The Salem K Theatre Company in Los Angeles will present the U.S. premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's Snake in the Grass.

Directed by Mark Rosenblatt, previews will begin at the Matrix Theatre March 29 with an official opening 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 will include Nicola Bertram as Alice, Claire Jacobs as Miriam and Pamela Salem as Annabel. The creative team will also feature 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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