Immerse yourself in the world of The Big Knife with our recommended reading, watching and drinking lists!
What to Read
A vivid re-examination of America’s postwar period, that “age of anxiety” characterized by the dissipation of victory dreams, the onset of the Red Scare, and a nascent resistance to the growing Cold War consensus.
This one-year diary offers insight into Clifford Odets: his ego, his seriousness about art and politics, his appetites for women, conversation and food, his love of Beethoven and other classical music, his coping with his first flop on Broadway and his interactions with Hollywood.
What to Watch
The film tells the story of powerful newspaper columnist J.J. Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. Co-written by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman.
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. Watch the trailer of the 1936 film that starred Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart.
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.
Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.
The Maltese Falcon
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
What to Drink
Vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime and mint
Prosecco, brandy, sugar cube and spiced cherry bitters
These show cocktails and small plates are available before the show or by pre-ordering for intermission in American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lounge and concessions bar in the ground floor lobby.
The Big Knife plays March 22 through June 2 at the American Airlines Theatre. For more information and tickets please visit our website.
2012-2013 Season, The Big Knife