Snakebit, the play by actor-cum-dramatist David Marshall Grant, will end its Off-Broadway run at the Century Theatre on Aug. 1. The cast currently features Bill Brochtrup, best known for playing the gay secretary on TV's "NYPD Blue"; Guillermo Diaz, of filmdom's "200 Cigarettes" and "Party Girl"; Christopher Gartin, of TV's "Party of Five"; and Jodie Markell, the only original cast member still with the play.
The Naked Angels production of actor-playwright David Marshall Grant's comedy first opened Nov. 22, 1998 at the Grove Street Theatre to good reviews and quickly extended its run until Dec. 20. The show, directed by Jace Alexander, reopened at the Century Center March 1, 1999.
As an actor, Grant is known for his stage role as Joe Pitt in Broadway's Angels in America, and as a recurring character in ABC's "thirtysomething."
Snakebit concerns friends facing a crossroads in their lives and friendships. One is a self-centered actor (Gartin) allowing his career to overrun his marriage; another, Michael (Brochtrup), is a passive aggressive gay friend still smarting over his last relationship. We also meet the neglected wife (Markell) and the new boyfriend (Diaz) of Michael's ex.
Designers are Dean Taucher (set), Elizabeth Roles (costumes), Renee Molina (lighting). Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and Ted Snowdon are producing. The nonprofit Naked Angels was founded by a group of writers, actors and theatre artists in 1986. This is the 13th season for the company, which developed and premiered Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire and A Fair Country, Nicky Silver's Fat Men in Skirts and more.
The Century Theatre is at 111 E. 15th St. Call (212) 239-6200 for tickets.
-- By Robert Simonson and David Lefkowitz