“Snakebit” at Attic Ensemble

by David Marshall Grant

A study of modern friendship when put to the test, the play centers on Jonathan and his wife Jennifer while they visit their oldest friend, Michael, at his home in Los Angeles. Jonathan, an actor, is in LA auditioning for a film -- his first big break at stardom -- and he’s dragged Jennifer with him for support. Jennifer is distant because their daughter was left at home with a relative and she’s become ill. Michael is distracted since his boyfriend has left him and one of the children he counsels was beaten and put in a hospital where he cannot see her. At first the focus is on the universal questions we all face at one point or another, specifically self doubt, and our selfish need for support. With the arrival of a guest, the play becomes deeper and forces us to see how ugly we can be when we look only at ourselves when we really should remember to look at others -- especially those we love.

Performed by Attic Ensemble
At Barrow Mansion
Performances ran
Friday, February 16, 2001 thru Sunday, February 25, 2001
Jenifer.... Jeanne LaSala
Gary.... Tye Cure
Jonathan.... A.J. Liana Has Bio
Michael.... Gregg Moore Has photo
Directed by Michael J. Driscoll Has Bio
Costume Design by Janet Greene
Costume Design by Wanda Maragni Has Bio
Lighting Design by Phil Ippolito
Sound Design by Judith Moss Has Bio
Stage Managed by Harold Field
Set Designed by Mary Ann Murphy Has Bio
Properties by Joanne Smith Has Bio
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