Big Knife: A Searing Hollywood Drama by Clifford Odets
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The last date listed for Big Knife was Sunday November 11, 2012 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre East Stage:
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- $22.00 - $36.00
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An innocent young writer struggling with his own homosexuality has his eyes opened to the dark and desperate side of society when he moves into a 1930s New Orleans rooming house and meets its collection of ailing and eccentric residents. A fascinating bookend to Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning career, the famed playwright began writing this autobiographical play when he first moved to the French Quarter in 1938, but it wasn't completed and staged until 1977. This Raven Theatre revival highlights the poetic language and vivid characters that would echo throughout Williams' most famous works, including The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Learn More
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Sitting in the second row center, I was dismayed by the amount of cigarette smoking taking place onstage. Had I known of the smoke in advance, I might not have attended or I would have sat further away.
All other aspects of the show were well done.
Director Michael Menendian is a founding member and the Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, where he has directed and designed sets for many productions, earning numerous Joseph Jefferson and After Dark awards. He received a 2010 Jeff nomination for his direction of Raven’s Death of a Salesman. Other productions include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, __ Hedda Gabler, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, The Night of the Iguana, Dancing at Lughnasa, Golden Boy, Marvin’s Room, A Streetcar Named Desire, A View from the Bridge, __and Glengarry Glen Ross.
The cast of Big Knife includes: Jason Huysman (Charlie Castle) who is a new Raven ensemble member where he has been seen in Dating Walter Dante, __Cat on a Hot Tin Roof __and The Cherry Orchard; Liz Fletcher (Marion Castle) who has been seen in Raven productions including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Golden Boy and __Streetcar Named Desire __and Marvin’s Room; Greg Caldwell (Smiley Coy) who has been seen in Raven productions including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Odd Couple, __Laughter on the 23rd Floor, __and Death of a Salesman; Ian Novak (Hank Teagle) who was last seen at Raven in __Hedda Gabler __and has performed with Oak Park Festival, Lifeline, Chicago Shakespeare and the Goodman; Chuck Spencer *(Marcus Hoff) who has been seen in Raven productions including __The Price, Death of a Salesman,__ __The Exonerated __and __A Few Good Men __and has also performed with Red Twist, Steppenwolf, Eclipse and Gift Theatre; Mike Boone (Buddy Bliss) who is a new Raven ensemble member and has been seen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Clean Well-Lighted Place, The Room, and Talk to Me Like the Rain; Jen Short (Connie Bliss) who was recently seen in Raven’s Bang the Drum Slowly and Bus Stop and has stage managed several Raven productions; Ron Quade (Nat Danziger) who has been seen in Raven productions including The Cherry Orchard, Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman and A Few Good Men; Jennifer Dymit (Dixie Evans) who makes her Raven debut and has performed with Steppenwolf, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and First Folio; JoAnn Montemurro (Patty Benedict) who is a co-founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Raven where she has been seen in The Cherry Orchard, __Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman, Dancing at Lughnasa, __and Marvin’s Room among many others.