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A Steady Rain to fall on Audiences at the Old Fitz

In just over 32 hours, Linsten Morris Management‘s masterful Nick Barkla takes the stage in Keith Huff’s critically acclaimed A Steady Rain, directed by Adam Cook at the Old Fitz Theatre.

Nick stars alongside Justin Stewart Cotta as Joey and Denny, two Chicago policemen who have been life long friends until their bond is tainted when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse.

Elissa Blake of the Sydney Morning Herald writes, Barkla’s character ‘Joey’ is a recovering alcoholic who has long played second fiddle to cop partner Denny (Cotta), whose personal and professional ethics have corroded to the point where he has become destructive.

The result is a harrowing journey into a moral grey area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. This critically acclaimed two-hander alternates between two separate monologues and present-moment scenes of dark dialogue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee.

Huff, who is a screenwriter (Mad Men, House of Cards) as well as a playwright, based A Steady Rain in part on the true story of a pair of Milwaukee cops who, in an inept act of policing rife with racial and homophobic judgments, managed to deliver a traumatised teenager into the hands of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who claimed to be the boy’s lover.But that grim tale is only one strand of the play.

As the characters tell their sides of the story, the audience is invited to sit in judgement. The season will be running from Tuesday September 22 until Saturday October 17 at the Old Fitz Theatre.
Get your tickets here:http://www.oldfitztheatre.com/a-steady-rain