David Marshall Grant's comedy Snakebit opens its Bay Area premiere Feb. 3 at the New Conservatory Theatre. Performances began Jan. 24 for a run through March 24. Frequent Pride Season helmer Arturo Catricala (The Lisbon Traviata, Visiting Mr. Green) directs.
The young threesome of Snakebit are Jonathan, Michael and Jennifer. Jonathan and Jennifer are married and have a daughter, while Michael and Jonathan have been best friends for years. When their child sickens with a mysterious undiagnosable illness, however, Jennifer begins to suspect that her one-night fling with Michael, who is gay, gave her daughter AIDS. In this frame of mind, she arrives at Michael's home, under the pretense of supporting Jonathan in his bid for the lead in a big budget movie.
Snakebit's was Marshall Grant's first play. He is best known as an actor - he was Tony Award-nominated for playing Joe, the Mormon husband in Angels in America.
Tickets are $25-$15. The New Conservatory Theatre Center is located at 25 Van Ness Avenue near Market Street. For tickets, call (415) 861-8972. The New Conservatory Theatre Center is on the web at http://www.nctcsf.org.
— By Christine Ehren