Opening Later this Month: “A Steady Rain” by Keith Huff

A Steady Rain
January 24 – February 2, 2013

From the Actors’ Theatre website:

Joey and Denny are childhood best friends who also happen to be partners on their job with the Chicago Police Department.  They lean on each other in other ways as well: Joey helps out with Denny’s family; Denny keeps Joey away from his many vices.

When a routine domestic disturbance call turns in to something much more frightening and tragic, the aftermath sends the two on a harrowing journey where friendship and loyalty are tested, and lives will be forever changed.

“Huff tells the story of a relationship of almost biblical intensity, and one riddled with love, loyalty, guilt, shame, rage and a sort of primal inevitability…Superbly rendered, often deeply poetic.”
– Chicago Sun Times

“a thoroughly engrossing examination of the toll the job takes on those sworn to serve and protect, and how amorphous the line between criminal and cop can be.”
– Daily Herald

PRODUCTION SPONSOR:

Keith Huff, Playwright

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Keith Huff has an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop and is the recipient of a Jeff Award, a Drama-Logue Award, the Cunningham Prize, the John Gassner Award, the Berrilla Kerr Award, and three Illinois Arts Council Playwriting Fellowships. He has developed plays at O’Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference, The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage and Film, Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, Victory Gardens, The Eureka Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, Wooly Mammoth, Eye of the Storm, Echo Theatre, Act One/Showtime, Alice’s 4th Floor, Florida Studio Theatre, WordBridge Playwrights Laboratory, and Midwest PlayLabs. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway, internationally, and nationally. Recent productions include the sold-out Broadway run of A Steady Rain featuring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman and the critically acclaimed smash hit The Bird and Mr. Banks at the Road Theater in LA. Keith is currently adapting A Steady Rain for film, developing a Chicago-based series The Brothers Buczakowski for HBO, and a Co-Producer for AMC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series Mad Men.

Jeralyn Pinsky, Director

Jeralyn is approaching her 20th play directed for Actors’ Theatre, starting with it’s first season in 1980, as well as many more in local theaters. Jeralyn holds two Grand Awards to her credit, in addition to a lifetime of acting in local and community theater. She holds a BA from Cornell University and has studied in colloquia with world-class directors at Columbia University, University of Washington, and the University of Illinois.

 

For more information and to order your tickets, head over to the Actors’ Theatre website.

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