Alan Ayckbourn's Snake in the Grass, a Thriller with a Supernatural Twist
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This is not one of the playwright's better plays and reads better than it plays. I felt all three actresses were fine but the stakes were so low, they seemed to be playing everything as if they were at a tea party. Murdering a family member would seem to suggest more emotion than casual discussion. Perhaps it was just an off night but I was disappointed as I had read the script and usually love the playwright.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Deliciously creepy... the ensemble's authenticity of speech and manner is complemented by their skill in turning on a dime from hilarity to horror." --Variety
- "An old-fashioned thriller capable of wowing modern audiences... Pamela Salem especially shines." --LA Weekly
- Critic's Choice! "Expertly appointed... a chilling thriller... devilish twists... just try to avoid its insidious bite!" --Los Angeles Times
<p>The Salem K Theatre Company, who recently presented the critically-acclaimed, West Coast premiere of Poor Beast In The Rain, presents the second production in its inaugural 2008 “Kilachand Series” season with the U.S. premiere of the thriller, Snake in the Grass, written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Mark Rosenblatt. </p> <p>Miriam has selflessly cared for her father in their family home with the help of a creepily polite nurse, Alice, during his final years. As soon as he’s found dead, Miriam's older sister, Annabel, returns after thirty years in Tasmania to learn that Daddy has left the bulk of his fortune to her. When Alice complains to Annabel that Miriam has unfairly fired her, she blackmails Annabel by claiming to have evidence that Miriam did, in fact, murder the old man. However, Miriam and Annabel join forces against their blackmailer, and before too long, Alice’s body is hurtling down an old abandoned well. But that’s when the nightmare really begins…</p>