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As Charlie Castle in "The Big Knife" by Clifford Odets
at The Lyric Stage, 1984, with Karin Tractenberg as Connie

"...he purrs when starlets pursue him, yet he's sincere as he tries to win back his wife... The final scene is truly tragic...ends with a plaintive cry for help, an appeal that still resonates..."
" The Lyric Stage's controlled revival, actor Jeremiah Kissel, playing what was originally the John Garfield part, shows he can handle the weapon. Hell, he takes the big knife, dripping angst and bombast, and fences. 
...Jeremiah Kissel has been much praised by my colleagues, even in roles for which he isn't physically right-such as this one. But I'd never seen him act before and, yikes, is he good."