The Naked Angels production of actor-playwright David Marshall Grant's play Snakebit will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway run at the Century Theatre Center Feb. 16. The show will officially open March 1. Grant's four-character drama opened Nov. 22, 1998 at the Grove Street Theatre to good reviews and quickly extended its run until Dec. 20. 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." The play concerns a trio of friends facing a crossroads in their lives and friendships.
The Grove Street cast will travel to the Century. It includes David Alan Basche (OB's Visiting Mr. Green ), Jodie Markell (Lincoln Center's Road ), Geoffrey Nauffts (The Maiden's Prayer ) and Michael Weston (Williamstown's The Matchmaker ). Designers are Dean Taucher (set), Elizabeth Roles (costumes), Renee Molina (lighting). Joy Huang is producer.
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