By Keith Huff
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. 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.
A powerful show featuring a mere cast of two, A Steady Rain is filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, exploring the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence and the rough streets of Chicago. The 2009 Broadway production starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman was voted one of the top 10 plays of the year by Time Magazine and dubbed a "a gritty, rich, thick, poetic and entirely gripping tale,” by the Chicago Tribune. Now, this modern noir thriller comes to Renegade.
“Keith Huff's crackerjack two-hander ... turns out to be less like the perpetual drizzle of its title and more like a snowball that builds to an avalanche.” - Variety
April 12-14 & 19-21
All shows at 8 p.m