A Steady Rain
A Steady Rain – Theater Review
A Steady Rain chronicles love and rage on the streets of Chicago as a domestic disturbance call sends two Chicago cops, friends since childhood, on a harrowing journey that will test their loyalties and change their lives forever. During a routine day, a pair of seasoned policemen, Denny and Joey, return a panic-stricken boy to his guardian. The two protagonists relate their shared story from very different perspectives, giving a picture of family in all its forms, along with the questionable moral choices made in its name. As their lifelong friendship is put to the ultimate test, both men must deal with honor and loyalty in the face of adversity.
Pick of the Week!
A Steady Rain is 90 minutes of sheer star power. It stars Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, or as you may know them, James Bond and Wolverine. The story is by Keith Hupp who is a first time New York playwright out of Chicago about two policemen. To be quite honest, the actors are terrific. The set is pretty spare. At one point they kind of put some scenery in there, but you don’t really need it. It’s two guys basically sitting in a chair underneath the spotlight. The only real tragedy is that they never take off their shirt. They do take off their jackets, however, just not their shirts. Darn. But the material really is less than they deserve, however no one will notice that. The line outside for autographs is as large as everyone in the theater. The guys are really terrific. It’s hard to make Daniel Craig look tired but he does it by way of some kind of scruffy moustache. This is must see theater, not only because it’s watching two guys at really the top of their form, but because they’re movie stars.