REVIEW: ‘A Steady Rain’ is a Gritty, Gripping Tale
By Alice T. Carter, Tribune Review
Seven weeks into the new year, this is going to sound premature: two of the most powerful performances you are likely to experience on a Pittsburgh stage this year are taking place right now at The New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.
Two dynamic Pittsburgh actors — David Whalen and Patrick Jordan — take charge of the stage and story in an edgy two-character drama about two Chicago beat cops, whose lifelong friendship unravels over crises in their personal and professional lives.
“A Steady Rain,” written by Keith Huff, is the final offering of Barebones Productions’ 10th season.
Jordan, who is Barebones’ founder and artistic director, makes a point of staging a play only when he has a script with something to say and all the other elements — cast, creative team and location — are in alignment.
So, it’s not surprising that this tense, edgy production draws you in and propels you through a dark journey to its seemingly unavoidable end.