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Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. to Present A STEADY RAIN

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A Steady Rain, an acclaimed American drama critics have praised for its power, plot, and moral themes, will open July 22 at the Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) in the first production of Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.'s inaugural season.

The play, by Keith Huff, is the story of two Chicago police officers whose years-long bond starts to unravel after a routine investigation leads to the death of a young boy. Loosely based on an actual incident involving serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, it explores issues of loyalty, betrayal, friendship, and honor, as one of the cops has to take the blame for the boy's death when the truth of what happened is eventually revealed.

The Chicago Tribune called the drama "powerful and poignant" and "a work of thick, juicy storytelling that will certainly hold all of your attention." In reviewing the 2009 Broadway production, which starred Daniel Craig and High Jackman, Time hailed Huff's script as "taut" and "tough-minded," ranking it No. 2 on the magazine's year-end Top 10 list of plays. London's East End Review wrote, "Gritty and gripping, A Steady Rain sucks you in with its twisting, pacing plot, and spits you back out, thrilled and affected, at the end."

A Steady Rain runs July 22-24 and 28-30 at the MATCH, 3400 Main St.

The Dirt Dogs production features Kevin Daugherty and Executive Director, Trevor B. Cone as the two cops struggling in the face of a personal and professional crisis, and is directed by Artistic Director, Malinda L. Beckham.

A Steady Rain also features an original score performed live, on stage, during the play by Hescher. The self-described "cinematic pop musician and performer" was co-creator of Houston's experimental rock band The Manichean, which performed its album Lovers at the Alley Theatre in 2012 and 2013. Music by Hescher will begin thirty minutes prior to each performance and continue through A Steady Rain.

Other plays in Dirt Dogs' first season are Five by Tenn, a collection of rarely seen one acts by Tennessee Williams, running Nov. 4-12; and David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross, March 10-18, 2017. Performances will also take place at the MATCH.

For further information and tickets, visit www.dirtdogstheatre.org or www.matchouston.org.


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