Never a troupe to shy away from the dark side, American Theatre Company started its 48th season with a sensational production of the Tony Award-winning tragicomedy “Fun Home” and continues with “A Steady Rain,” a hard-boiled duologue—like a monologue, but for a pair of actors—about two Chicago police officer friends (originally played on Broadway by Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig) whose professional lives and personal loyalties come into harrowing conflict when a domestic disturbance call goes horribly wrong. The playwright, Keith Huff, was a writer for “House of Cards” and “Mad Men,” so he knows his way around gritty dialogue and stories of corruption and lost dreams. The play is minimalist in design, with the two actors addressing each other and the audience in a downpour of words as unrelenting as the rain in the title. Expect a tour de force from the two actors, as well as challenging material with themes of addiction and violence.
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.