Raven Theatre has announced casting for Clifford Odets' The Big Knife, to run September 11-November 11. Michael Menendian will direct.

Based on Odets' own caustic experience in Hollywood, The Big Knife focuses on Charlie Castle, a top movie star and idealist. Artistic and moral compromises have resulted in the slow destruction of his personality, and now Charlie is faced with the biggest decision of his life.

The cast will feature Jason Huysman (Charlie Castle), Liz Fletcher (Marion Castle), Greg Caldwell (Smiley Coy), Ian Novak (Hank Teagle), Chuck Spencer (Marcus Hoff), Mike Boone (Buddy Bliss), Jen Short (Connie Bliss), Ron Quade (Nat Danziger), Jennifer Dymit (Dixie Evans), JoAnn Montemurro (Patty Benedict) and more.

The design team will include Ray Toler (set design), JoAnn Montemurro (costume design), Kurt Ottinger (lighting design), Mary O'Dowd (prop design), and Melissa Schlesinger (sound design).

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