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L.A. Weekly Theater Awards 2013- Playwriting Nominee: Kathryn Graf, The Snake Can, Indie Chi Productions at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.

The Snake Can - Press Release >>

Los Angeles, Calif. — December 11, 2012

— Welcome to middle age… proceed with caution! Diane Cary, Jane Kaczmarek and Sharon Sharth star as three successful, women who challenge themselves to find love and personal fulfillment in the middle years of life. PR continued (PDF full version) >>

The Snake Can - Los Angeles Confidential Article >>

The Snake Can at The Odyssey Theatre
The dramedy by Kathryn Graf makes its world premiere this month. —January 07, 2013

On January 19, the The Odyssey Theater will present the world premiere of The Snake Can, a new play by Kathryn Graf, directed by Steve Robman. The show stars Jane Kaczmarek, well known for her work on Malcolm in the Middle, alongside Diane Cary and Sharon Sharth, who play three middle-aged women struggling to find love and fulfillment. Read more >>

Author Q&A: Kathryn Graf, “The Snake Can - Write On Online Article >>
January 15th, 2013 in Author Q&A by Debra Eckerling.

A Snake Can Opens in Steven Robman’s Lap - LA Stage Times Article>>
Features by Steve Julian | January 18, 2013

Young readers, take heart. By the time you become middle-aged, relationships are fulfilling, lively and easy. Just ask any of the three middle-aged women in Kathryn Graf’s The Snake Can,opening this week at the Odyssey Theatre.

Older readers, take heart as well. You know how much the previous statement is intentionally misleading. Like snake oil.


Kathryn Graf has been
nominated for an
L.A. Weekly Theatre Award
for her play The Snake Can.

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“Pertinence, humor and heart… edgy hilarity… CRITIC’S CHOICE” – 
Los Angeles Times.

“What's superb about Graf's insightful play is its refreshing unpredictability...”
“PICK OF THE WEEK… perfectly captures the easy and sparkling conversation—the kind that always resumes midsentence—among three longtime female friends.”
LA Weekly

“Pert, irreverent, sympathetic… [a} smart comedy” – The Hollywood Reporter

"There is a softness and poignancy to Graf's play, which gives it a truthfulness..."
Huffington Post.

“Engrossing from start to finish… the cast is sensational… a satisfying evening of intelligent theater.” – BroadwayWorld

“Real and honest… If a good play engenders a good discussion, "Snake Can"
more than passes the test.” – LA Observed

"The surprise popping out of this production, like the snake out of the can, is its submerged depth." Arts in LA.

"...playwright Kathryn Graf treats the topic respectfully, thoughtfully, and intriguingly..."
Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA

“Well-drawn characters, insight, and standout performances” – BlogCritics.com

“A stellar cast… Go see this play about people you could actually care about.” – CultureSpotLA


“The writing is crisp, the performances are colorful.” – L.A. Performing Arts Examiner

“TERRIFIC... very realistic and so witty I found myself writing more than one line down so I could quote it later.” – LifeInLA

“…Playwright Graf’s follow-up to last year’s much lauded Hermetically Sealed…Graf’s ear for dialogue is a fine one.” Stage Scene LA.

Not Born Yesterday! Review

"Graf's keen sensitivity to both women and men at middle-age is stunning."

"The Snake Can is...made admirable by Graf's thoroughly detailed analysis of human relationships."

" ...its moment to moment confrontations and gripping dialogue make it completely engrossing from start to finish."

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