A dark duologue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A Steady Rain explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny’s wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. When Denny’s off-the-record dealings come back to haunt them, they both hope to survive through this summer of non-stop rain. The result is a harrowing journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes.
Cast: Rex Austin Barrow and Alexander Jeffery
90 min drama / adult language and content
in the Black Box aka the Ballet Room
$10 ticket at door
About the Author: Keith Huffis currently writing the film adaptation of A Steady Rain for Barbara Brocolli (EON Films), an original screenplay Kill Switch for Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG Films), the cable series Why We Fight for Steven Spielberg/Dreamworks TV and AMC, and just completed a Season 4 stint as Writer/Co-Producer for AMC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning series Mad Men, for which he won a 2011 Writers Guild Award (Best Drama Series). He is currently a Writer/Producer for the upcoming NetFlix series House of Cards, featuring Kevin Spacey.
Recent productions include The Detective’s Wife (Writer’s Theater), A Steady Rain featuring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman (Broadway), and Pursued By Happiness and The Bird and Mr. Banks (Road Theater). His most recent stage plays include A Ride on the Wheel (in development with Chicago’s Regional Tony-Award winning Lookingglass Theater) and Tell Us of the Night (selected for the 2011 National Playwrights Conference). A Steady Rain is currently being produced across the US and around the world, most recently in Paris, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Spain, and Hungary.