“…Many shows don’t hold up on a second viewing. This one does. Re-experiencing Huff’s tale of two Chicago beat cops caught up in a toxic tangle of crime, loyalty and protection is akin to rewatching one of the better episodes of TV’s ‘The Wire’ or ‘Deadwood.’” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
For its second outing in its second season, The Reader’s Theatre is mounting Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain (recently seen on Broadway with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.) Starring Junito Cubero and Tim Perry under the direction of Artistic Director Anne Marie Cummings, the play runs one weekend only: Fri & Sat, Dec 2 & 3 at 8 pm and Sun Dec 4 at 6:30 pm at The SPACE at Greenstar. Ticket reservations can be made at 607.217.6272.
Two Chicago cops, best friends since childhood, take a domestic disturbance call that puts their friendship on the line in this “pressure cooker” of a play. The “hardscrabble street vernacular” (Time Out Chicago) may be reminiscent of another Chicagoan (Mamet), but Huff has his own unique voice. As Cummings puts it “The result is a difficult journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival.”
As usual, Cummings is adding live musical accompaniment to the production; A Steady Rain features blues guitarist Pete Panek. Cornell professor Richard Polenberg will comment on the play’s issues after each performance.
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