Los Angeles will get Snakebit on May 28. David Marshall Grant's award-winning comedy about the unspoken elements in a triangular friendship will make its West Coast debut at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood. The play was a hit at the Grove Playhouse in New York last spring and later moved to the Century Center where it ran for several months. Snakebit's L.A. run is through July 2 only.
Set in contemporary L.A., Snakebit deals with three friends: a gay social worker and his two best friends who are visiting from New York. One is an actor on the verge of a studio film deal, the other is his wife, an ex-actress on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Snakebit received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Play.
Bill Brochtup, Christopher Gartin and Andrea Bendewald head director Jace Alexander's cast. Alexander directed the original New York production.
Grant has heretofore been best known as an actor, with appearances on Broadway in Angels in America, The Three Sisters and Bent. He also made TV history by appearing naked in bed with another man on "thirtysomething." Snakebit is his first play.
Coast Playhouse is located at 8325 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. For tickets and information call (310) 289-2999. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent