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The Matrix Theatre
Between N. Spaulding and N. Stanley 7657 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
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The weather was the weather was nice a lil breezy but warm. I wore Jeans and a nice blouse and a nice wrap.
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"Snake in the Grass"
96 ratings
4.3 average rating
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87 reviews
132 stars
attended Apr 03 2008

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...continued

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3 stars
attended Apr 04 2008

This is an absolute gem of a play - exciting, surprising, superbly & effortlessly acted, very funny, and, despite its humor, shocking too (Alan Ayckbourn at his best). Do you think I need to tell you to go and see this? Highly recommended.

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15 stars
attended Apr 03 2008

This was one of the best plays I have ever seen! Everything was so well done...the lighting was amazing, the sound was perfect, the set was fantastic and the actresses were unbelievably talented!! The theater is really nice, too. My husband and...continued

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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 _


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.

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…