This is an important show. If you think you are having a bad day then go see this show. Issues of race and class and family and friendship all in one show. It makes you look into your life and notice that things aren't so bad. It is rare to find two actors that connect and work hard at not working too hard. Theatre is about moments. We go to the theatre to see moments. And this production has many more than most shows. Go see it....
"A Steady Rain" at Hollywood Fringe is, in a word, intense. Hey, it's about a pair of Chicago cops....duh!
And while we see a lot of cop shows on the big and little screens, this one on stage is unique in its approach. We see these two men relating to each other face to face.... and yet also speaking to the audience about each other. A tricky challenge, and it works!
That's thanks to RJ DeBard and Andy Hoff who portray the characters and director John Kirby who's taken this former Broadway play in another direction.
There's humor, there's conflict and mostly there's the human dilemma of maintaining friendship amidst growing rivalry.
Adding to the production values: interesting video projection and good sound effects.
Don't miss it!...
An emotional and thought-provoking show that explores friendship, circumstance, and the human condition seemlessly. The chemistry between the two actors is impossible to ignore as they played their roles to perfection. So glad I saw this....
The work that John's students perform with his guidance is both graceful and inspiring.
All in all, the play was wonderful from beginning to end. And I can't wait to see it a second time....