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Perez Reviews: The Snake Can

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Yes, theater in Los Angeles exists, and we're very happy that places like the Odyssey offer artists and theatergoers opportunities to work on and see new works!

We didn't know much about them or their new play The Snake Can, but we saw that Jane Kaczmarek was starring in it and we instantly were intrigued!

The 7 time Emmy nominee was wonderful! And another standout was the still-dreamy Gregory Harrison.

The show's major flaw was the writing. The playwright, Kathryn Graf, is a former actress and relatively new to writing.

The entire concept of the show felt very dated, and it borrowed too heavily from Nora Ephron. Widow begins online dating. Yup, that was done 20 years with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

It definitely was not a bad show by any means. It was entertaining from start to finish. But it could use lots of tweaks before moving elsewhere.

We'd cut the production down from two acts to 90 minutes, and we'd also place less of an emphsis on the online dating bit. THAT felt dated. But relationships and their complexities never feel old!

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2 comments to “Perez Reviews: The Snake Can

  1. Mr Pete says – reply to this


    Addison DeWitt not at it again

  2. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Normally cannot afford to go to plays, but the Palos Verdes Playhouse (which is actually in Torrance) has some affordable matinees, cost us $15pp to see a hilarious British murder mystery spoof (takeout of Agatha Christie type books) and then had dinner with another couple afterward. Not willing to drive at night.
    Glad you liked the show Perez.