Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Snakebit

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Snakebit

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Actor David Marshall Grant debuts as a playwright with the gratifyingly complex Snakebit

Snakebit * Century Theatre, New York City * Written by David Marshall Grant * Directed by Jace Alexander * Starring David Alan Basche, Jodie Markell, and Geoffrey Nauffts

The simplest description of Snakebit makes it sound like an easy, predictable first outing for actor-turned-playwright David Marshall Grant. Three old friends in crisis spend a couple of days together. Social worker Michael (Geoffrey Nauffts) just broke up with his closety DJ boyfriend; the teenage girl who's his favorite client is in the hospital recovering from a beating; and he has to move out of his two-bedroom bungalow in Los Angeles because he can't afford the rent. His childhood best friend, Jonathan (David Alan Basche), is a virtuosically self-involved actor who's up for a starring role in an action picture called Mortal Fusion about lesbians with guns. And Jonathan's wife, Jenifer (Jodie Markell), is a nervous wreck, partly because her husband's narcissism sucks all the oxygen out of the room and partly because her 6-year-old daughter is ill back in New York with a mysterious ailment Jenifer fears is HIV-related because she and Michael had a fling 12 years ago, before she got married and he came out.

Three attractive white kids mulling over relationships--you might suspect a rehash of thirtysomething, the show that boosted Grant to national recognition as one of network TV's first gay characters. …

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