A Chick & A Dude Productions presents the Austin premiere of Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain. The critically acclaimed script will be performed at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. The show runs Thursdays-Saturdays, February 21-March 9 at 8 PM. Tickets are sliding-scale, $15-$25 ($10-$20 Thursdays.) $10 tickets for Active Duty or retired Military, Police, Firefighters, and EMS available for all shows. For tickets/reservations, please visit www.achickandadude.com or call (512) 921-4264. Starring Kenneth Wayne Bradley and Tom Green. Directed by Melissa Livingston-Weaver (2003 B. Iden Payne Award Winner—Best Director of a Drama, 2011 B. Iden Payne Award Nominee—Best Director of a Drama.)
A Steady Rain tells the story of two Chicago police officers in the aftermath of a harrowing event. It is soon clear they each have slightly differing accounts of how the event played out. The play is a duologue with both characters always on stage, inhabiting the same space (an interrogation room) at different times. A true story inspires the crux of the play. Issues of friendship, loyalty, substance abuse, racism, fidelity, and violence abound in this piece, ranked number two on Time Magazine’s “Ten Best Plays of 2009.”
Kenneth Wayne Bradley (multiple B. I.P. and A.C.T. Award nominee and winner) plays Denny, a frustrated and outspoken family man. Denny feels cheated out of his hard-earned American dream, and blurs the lines between wrong and right while striving further toward that dream. Tom Green (2011 B. Iden Payne Award nominee for Best Actor) plays Joey, an alcoholic who battles his own morality as he witnesses his partner & best friend’s slide toward the wrong side of the law. Each man struggles with saving what he loves most while not losing himself in the process.
PRAISE FOR A STEADY RAIN
"a gritty, rich, thick, poetic and entirely gripping noir tale.” —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“…Huff's taut, tough-minded script…takes potentially clichéd material — the moral challenges faced by cops on the urban mean streets — and makes it fresh and compelling.” –Richard Zoglin, Time Magazine
“…less like the perpetual drizzle of its title and more like a snowball that builds to an avalanche.” –Steve Oxman, Variety
About A Chick & A Dude Productions
Now in its tenth year, A Chick & A Dude Productions is an award-winning Austin theatre company. The ‘chick’ is Co-Artistic Director Melissa Livingston-Weaver; the ‘dude’ is Shanon Weaver, Co-Artistic Director and Resident Playwright. Company members include Technical Director Shawn Ferrell, Art & Media Director Dan Price, Production Manager Katy Billik and Artistic Associates T. Lynn Mikeska and Gary Livingston-Weaver. For more information, visit www.achickandadude.com.
This production contains very mature themes and strong language.