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A Steady Rain,, NYC Show Poster
90 minutes
0 Intermission
Important Dates
Sep 10, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
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A Steady Rain tells the story of two Chicago policemen, lifelong friends, and their differing accounts of a few harrowing days that changed their lives forever.


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Denny and Joey are lifelong friends and partners in the Chicago police force. Denny's settled with a seemingly ideal home life, complete with wife and kids, while Joey lives alone, drinks too much and can't land a girlfriend. In the course of the play, the two men tell their differing takes on a dangerous journey on the dark side of the streets of the city that puts them face-to-face with a serial killer and pushes their loyalties to the limit.

Critics’ Reviews

Jackman is vastly appealing. Craig adeptly suggests a measure of slightly scary intensity boiling just under a seemingly placid lid.

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from New York Post

Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman confidently hold the stage. Mr. Jackman is a incorrigibly likeable entertainer. Mr. Craig registers large and lucid. Mr. Crowley directs this hot-ticket limited run with restraint and elegance.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Frequently Asked Questions

What's A Steady Rain Like?
The two stars sit on wooden chairs under interrogation-style lights. Although there are scenic representations of the mammoth city behind them from time to time, the show's really just two guys and two chairs. Thankfully, Neil Huff's play doesn't require flash. The script alone is pretty gripping, and told very directly and engagingly by the two working-class men that it centers on.

Is A Steady Rain Good for Kids?
Teenagers could enjoy the show, but youngsters would probably be frustrated by the fact that all the action of the story is talked about, rather than acted out. There's also the issue of language, which is gritty and blunt, and even graphic, racist and sexist when it needs to be. But if you're comfortable with your child watching a typical cop show on HBO, you'll be fine here.