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 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. 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.
The play was originally produced by Chicago Dramatists. In the Chicago Tribune review Chris Jones called the play “a gritty, rich, thick, poetic and entirely gripping noir tale.” Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “Huff provides [the actors] with enough fiery, superbly rendered, often deeply poetic speeches, enough mood shifts, enough emotional cataclysms and action-packed storytelling to keep this hallucinatory roller-coaster ride in motion.” A Steady Rain opened on Broadway in September of 2009, and starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.
A Steady Rain marks the directorial debut of long-time ATC stage manager Laurie Carlson, and stars two of Tulsa’s most renowned actors, Dale Sams (Denny) and Jeremy Geiger (Joey.) The production will also feature original music by Michael Rice. Set design is by Edward Durnal, with lighting by Keith Sowinski. The show opens Friday, March 9 in the Liddy Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with performances through Saturday, March 17. Tickets available at myticketoffice.com, or by calling 918-596-7111.