Keith Huff’s 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 honour and loyalty in the face of adversity.
The play opened on Broadway in 2009 with no less than Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig as the Chicago police officers. It is also famous for THAT phone ringing incident involving Jackman that went viral.
Thanks to local company Lost In Translation, Adelaide audiences are about to get the chance of seeing this intriguing two-hander.
Producer of and actor in A Steady Rain, Nick Fagan (Closer, My Romantic History, Reservoir Dogs, The Great Gatsby), had “relentlessly pushed for the amateur rights to produce this play without success. Finally in mid 2015, I was given the word that the amateur rights were now available and here we are today”.
Fagan’s co-star, Rohan Watts (The Full Monty, The Wedding Singer, Little Shop Of Horrors), says “I’m really excited to be a part of the SA Premiere of ‘A Steady Rain’ – when there are two sides to a story, the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle. This is a great play that explores themes of friendship, betrayal, and how far a man will go to protect what is his.”
Making his directorial debut with this production of A Steady Rain, Ben Todd (Moon Over Buffalo. Young Frankenstein – the musical, The Wedding Singer, Fame), had this to say about the show and this particular version: “When Nick first approached me I thought he wanted me to help him with some costuming for his 2016 Fringe show. I was happily surprised that he in fact considered me for the role of directing the show. He thought the show had subject matter that would interest me and he was absolutely right!”
“Turi Bar E Caffe is the perfect venue for us to tell this story in due to its intimate nature. The audience will be right in the thick of the action. It is 90 minutes of pure storytelling, where all theatre ‘walls’ are broken and the setting is quite fluid. Audiences will be second guessing what happens next and that is a very exciting prospect”
A Steady Rain will run from 25 February through til 5 March at Turi Bar e Caffe, 3/25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. Bookings can be made through FringeTix.