The acclaimed production of Keith Huff’s award-winning Broadway hit A Steady Rain transfers to the Fugard Studio Theatre, following a sold out season at the Alexander Bar.
Brent Palmer (The Kingmakers; Bench) and Nicholas Pauling (Clybourne Park; The Pervert Laura) star in this gritty, rich and entirely gripping noir tale of two Chicago police officers whose inner need to serve and protect both consumes them and rips them apart.
The play is directed by Adrian Collins (Hamlet; Bench; The Birthday Party). Pauling and Collins were both nominated for Fleur du Cap awards this year, for Best Actor and Best New Director respectively.
A Steady Rain takes the audience on a riveting, relentless journey. Using razor-sharp story-telling, writer Keith Huff weaves the perspectives of two Chicago police officers, Joey and Denny, into a harrowing story. Long time partners and best friends, Joey and Denny have serious problems. Joey struggles with alcohol while he secretly obsesses over Denny's wife. Denny is resentful, aggressive and a racist cheater. During the course of the compelling and devastating narrative, the audience is kept white-knuckled right until the moment the lights go down.
Press comments from the previous run of this production included: "a cracker of a script…..the synergy and electric energy between the pair...makes this a compelling piece of drama...remarkable" (Tracey Saunders, Cape Times); "gripping theatre that delivers everything promised by Keith Huff’s award-winning play" (Beverley Brommert, Cape Argus) and "’n vuishou in die maag … 4 stars" (Mariana Malan Die Burger).
"A Steady Rain is an incredible human story of two men," says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of The Fugard. "On Broadway, the play broke the record for the highest weekly gross of a non-musical production. Brent Palmer, Nicholas Pauling and Adrian Collins have done justice to Huff’s gripping text in this outstanding production."